We’re hosting a talk with Wildlife Alliance on Thursday 9th of May 2019
Book your tickets to attend a fascinating talk on one of our conservation projects, featuring a special guest speaker from Wildlife Alliance. We’ll introduce you to the work being done by Wildlife Alliance in Cambodia and Knowsley Safari’s work with Eld’s deer conservation. It’s a great opportunity to hear from those that are working in Cambodia, one of the most important places on earth for biodiversity. It is sure to be a revealing insight into an amazing place and vital work that protects endangered species.
Thursday 9th May 2019 – 7pm until 8pm (doors open at 6:45pm)
Tickets just £5
Guest Speaker – Nick Marx, Wildlife Programmes Director for Wildlife Alliance
Our first speaker is the Wildlife Programmes Director from Wildlife Alliance, Nick Marx. Nick will discuss the work of Wildlife Alliance, including the rescue of animals from the illegal wildlife trade, their care at Phnom Tamao and the release sites he has across Cambodia.
Second speaker is Knowsley Safari’s Conservation and Research Assistant, Naomi Davies. Naomi has recently returned from working in Cambodia and will talk about Knowsley Safari’s involvement with the Eld’s deer at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, including what we have achieved so far, and what the next steps will be.
About Nick Marx:
“Nick Marx has dedicated his life to wildlife conservation, working in park management, wildlife conservation, and animal care in the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, and Southeast Asia for forty five years. He has extensive experience with large carnivores, primates, elephants, and other mammals, and he holds a master’s degree in conservation biology. Since 2002, Nick has worked in Cambodia, serving as Wildlife Alliance’s Director of Wildlife Rescue and Care programs and in 2013 was awarded the Royal Order of Sahametrie by the Cambodian government for his work in conservation. Here he has applied his experience to acute issues of wildlife trafficking, rescue, rehabilitation, and re-wilding wild animals. Nick’s work provides a model for wildlife rehabilitation and release and some of the country’s silent forests are coming back to life with the reintroduction of small carnivores, ungulates, primates, and birds.” (Wildlife Alliance)
Some background on the project and the challenges facing conservation of eld’s deer:
Helping endangered species comes with many challenges, from coordinating with foreign governments, to securing funds to pay for all the work. Public support for endangered species is generally linked to the animal’s appearance. Charismatic creatures like giant panda and tigers get lots of much needed media attention, but there are other animals that don’t have widespread appeal, that are just as in need of our help. One such species is the Eld’s deer. We’re part of a project in Cambodia with Wildlife Alliance, actively working towards creating a healthy captive population of Eld’s deer ready to one day release back into the wild.
Wildlife Alliance are a long established organisation that offer direct protection to forests and wildlife in Cambodia. We’re donating equipment, contributing staff expertise and funding a new breeding facility being built in Cambodia.
Our latest project sees us funding a new enclosure to emulate the Eld’s Deer’s natural habitat. This new home has been fully funded by Knowsley Safari and will allow closer monitoring of the population in the beautiful surroundings.