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Conservation Blog

Saving the Madagascar Pochard and other Madagascan fauna

Fota Wildlife Park will host a presentation on ‘Saving the Madagascar Pochard and other Madagascan fauna' Monday 25th July at 7.30pm.

Richard Lewis, Director of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust's Madagascar Programme, will speak about Madagascan fauna and Fota Wildlife Park's collaboration with the Durrell Trust to save one of the world's most critically endangered birds, the Madagascan Pochard. This pochard was believed to be extinct until a flock of 9 adults and four recent hatchlings were rediscovered in 2006. A rescue plan was immediately put in place with the aid of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

The talk will take place on Monday evening at 7.30pm in the education complex at Fota Wildlife Park and should last for approximately one hour with some time for questions at the end. It is a ticketed event and booking in advance is essential as there are only 90 places available. Tickets are 5 euro for members and 10 euro for non- members. All proceeds from this evenings talk will go to the Madagascan Pochard Conservation Fund. Contact the park on 021-4812678 or email events@fotawildlife.ie for more information and for tickets.