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Lonesome George: the life and loves of a conservation icon

Lonesome George author, Henry Nicholls, will talk about collecting, combat, celebrity and conservation in the Galapagos at the Cafe Scientifique in Borders bookstore Cambridge.

Lonesome George the giant tortoise has come to embody the challenges of conservation worldwide. He is on the Galapagos Islands' stamps and in 1971 he was discovered on the remote island of Pinta, from which tortoises had supposedly been exterminated by whalers and seal hunters in search of a square meal. He has been at the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island ever since, on the off-chance that scientific ingenuity will conjure up a way for him to reproduce, and resurrect his species. Henry Nicholls will discuss this and many other topics that centre around the conservation effort in the Galapogas.


Dr Henry Nicholls | talks | www


Date and Time:

7 June 2006 at 7:00 pm


1 hour



Ottakar's Greenwich
51 Greenwich Church Street
SE10 9BL
020 8853 8530
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Macmillan Publishers
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