Andalusia’s Conservation Caveat

[x] As part of the second year undergraduate Zoology degree field course module, students were swept to south Spain to expeience in situ field conservation and survey skills of Andalusia. The Andalusian region is the southern most autonomous community in Peninsular Spain – touching down in Malaga, the fieldtrip journeyed through Seville, El Rocio, The …

Future Invaders in your Garden?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eV6bxx9s_U Tomos Jones on the University of Reading’s most ambitious ever exhibit at RHS Chelsea 2019:”Ornamental plants: our future invaders?” ‘Hop over the Garden Fence and become aliens’. Bangor Alumni and Phd Student Tomos Jones provided a riveting talk to a horticulturally minded audience, including students of Bangor University and the Friends of Treborth Botanical …

The reluctant TV presenter: Iolo Williams, A Career

Iolo Williams, A Career During his 2018 seminar at Pontio Bangor, the lecture theatre was packed with the hum of excited naturalists, horticulturalists and students from the University. ‘Iolo Williams tells the story of how he went from being a young naturalist growing up in mid-Wales to working for the RSPB and finally, to being …

A Beautiful Bog for the Bangor Healing Garden!

Student members from Bangor University Wetlands Society joined the volunteers of Bangor University’s Healing Garden last Sunday to create a horticultural bog garden, which also lends itself as a habitat to local wildlife. The bog garden is one of the new developments within the diverse Sensory Spiral on site, a collaboration with Headway Gwynedd to …

Re-wilding the Beaver in Britain

The Bangor University Zoological Society hosted an insightful speaker from the Welsh Beaver Project of the Welsh Wildlife Trusts. Adrian Jones provided an educational presentation introducing the ‘Ecological Engineer’ Castor fiber. “Once native to this land, beavers have been extinct in the UK for nearly 500 years. Bringing them back is a huge task and …

Training to be a Conservation Ranger!

Lucky applicants experienced the traineeship of a lifetime during summer of 2019. The North Wales Wildlife Trust ‘Our Wild Coast’ project, funded by Our Bright Future national scheme provided 12 young people with 2 weeks of engaging training to prepare them for a career in conservation. The week kicked off with practical conservaton seminars, covering …

An Ethical Insight at Chester Zoo

What justifies keeping animals in captivity? Students of the Animal Ethics and Welfare third year module had the privilidge of visiting behind the scenes of Chester Zoo – a seminar presented by the ethical advisors for the zoo provided the careful considerations captive animal institutions must make. Zoos can face a dilemma in the business …

Illustrating for Treborth Botanic Garden Signage and Brochure

An exciting Internship funded by the Bangor Employability Award at Treborth Botanic Garden employed Emily Davies in 2018 to develop the interpretation signage for the new Two Dragons Chinese Medicinal Garden. The employment started with the research of the medicinal uses and colloquial names of the botanical specimens planted in the new garden. Multiple online …

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