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RSPB Talk - 'The Jaguar Kingdom - Birds and mammals of the Mato Grosso, Brazil by John Medlock

  • 9 November 2018
  • 7.45pm
  • Lecture Theatre U020, Brockington Building (this building has disabled access)

About this event

The first half of this talk takes us to the Pantanal, the world's greatest wetland, looking at the wide variety of birds and mammals to be found there, including some dramatic footage of a unique jaguar hunt. The second half moves north to the savannah lands of the high Cerrado and in particular, the wildlife to be found in the little known Chapada dos Guimarães National Park.

John's talks not only bring to life the wildlife of each area but also discusses the wider environmental issues and threats to that wildlife in an increasingly hostile world.

Brought up on the Romney Marsh in Kent John is an amateur naturalist and photographer who feels very lucky in having been able to travel widely and visit many of the world's wildlife hotspots. Preferring to explore as much as possible on foot these include trekking in Borneo's remote jungles, an island where he and his wife Susanne have made four extended visits, sleeping under the stars in the Namib desert, walking through the bush in South Africa's Hluhulwe-Imfolozi reserve with lions making nightly visits to the tented camp and doing the same in India's Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary with tigers and elephants a real threat. 

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Peter Farnworth
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01332 810061
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£3.50 group members, £4 non-members, LU students with SU card gratis
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