Next talk in the ‘Conservation Conversation’ series

March 24, 2014 at 1:05 pm


ATTENTION! Unfortunately, the speaker for our upcoming seminar fell sick and we will have to cancel the talk for now. We will try to reschedule soon.

Our next talk in the ‘Conservation Conversation’ series is coming up soon! This time, Rebecca Spindler (Taronga Zoo) will be talking about Taronga’s role in conservation.

Titel: From Species to Ecosystems, Conservation at Taronga
Date: Monday, April 7th, 2014
Time: 5-6 p.m.                              To be announced
Place: University of New South Wales, Biosciences Bldg. (D26), Biomed Theatre C (1st floor).

Dr. Rebecca Spindler (Taronga Conservation Society): Rebecca Spindler

Rebecca is the manager of research and conservation at the Taronga Conservation Society Australia. Her primary role at Taronga is to focus the research of Zoo scientists on wildlife ecology, behaviour, reproduction and health to inform best conservation practice. Rebecca’s previous conservation work includes the development of novel embryo culture systems for rare and endangered species, helping to establish the Giant Panda Genome Resource Bank and heading the reproductive department at Toronto Zoo. Her current research is on the role of immune genes (MHC) in mate choice of Tasmanian Devils.


Taronga’s role in conservation is varied and extensive. This talk will concentrate on conservation science, education and conservation in the field we are involved in, how we prioritise species and projects, what knowledge we are gaining about wildlife and their habitats, how we are protecting wildlife around the world and how we are affecting change in the community right here in Australia.