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Belfast Zoo’s John Fisher says the event centres on
conserving wildlife like the hedgehog

Belfast Zoo’s John Fisher says the event centres on conserving wildlife like the hedgehog

Belfast Zoo’s John Fisher says the event centres on
conserving wildlife like the hedgehog

Belfast Zoo’s John Fisher says the event centres on conserving wildlife like the hedgehog

Belfast Zoo’s John Fisher says the event centres on conserving wildlife like the hedgehog

Older people are being invited to discover more about wildlife conservation and native species at Belfast Zoo next month.

The zoo will host its first Wildlife in Danger workshops, which will include learning around habitat destruction, illegal hunting and animal trade, as well as exploring the reasons why some of the world's species are facing extinction.

The events will take place on March 6 and 7 as part of the Belfast Festival of Learning, which caters for all interests and abilities, from the very young to still young-at-heart.

John Fisher, education officer at Belfast Zoo, said: "Education is an essential role of all modern zoos and learning about conservation should be considered a lifelong skill.

"In a world of diminishing habitats, disappearing species and increasing urbanisations, zoos are uniquely placed to connect people to the natural world."

To find out more about the workshops, visit www.belfastzoo.co.uk/events

Belfast Telegraph