Sumatran Rhinos Featured in Chester Zoo’s Southeast Asia Symposium

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Check out this opportunity to learn about the amazing and threatened species of Southeast Asia.


The UK’s Chester Zoo is organizing a day of talks, films and discussions about the threatened species of Southeast Asia — including the Sumatran rhino.

On April 28th, “Southeast Asia: Threats, Challenges and Successes” brings together experts from around the world to discuss a variety of Southeast Asian conservation topics.

The event is a fundraiser for the EAZA/IUCN/SSC Southeast Asia Campaign.

Among the presenters is Cathy Dean, Director of Save the Rhino International. She will be giving a talk about Sumatran Rhino conservation.

“Southeast Asia: Threats, Challenges and Successes” speakers and topics:

  • Celebrity guest host TV wildlife presenter and veterinary surgeon Steve Leonard
  • Cathy Dean, Director of Save the Rhino International: Sumatran Rhino conservation
  • Nick Garbutt, professional photographer, author and expedition leader
  • Vincent Nijman, Oxford Brookes University: expert on illegal wildlife trade in Southeast Asia
  • Simon Hedges from the Wildlife Conservation Society: Securing human-elephant coexistence in Southeast Asia
  • Chester Zoo’s animal teams working with Southeast Asian species

Due to the popularity of this event, advanced booking is required. Book tickets by calling 01244 650 240.

For more information about “Southeast Asia: Threats, Challenges and Successes”, contact conservation [at] chesterzoo [dot] org and check the Chester Zoo website for updates.

Connect with the Southeast Asia Campaign on Facebook.


Image provided by Chester Zoo.

Staff Writer

Saving Rhinos website: savingrhinos.org | Blog: Rhino Horn is NOT Medicine | Web series and podcast: Behind the Schemes | World Rhino Day: worldrhinoday.org |

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