Tuesday, August 29, 2006

KOMODO DRAGONS - San Diego Event

Andy Phillips, deputy director of conservation research for the San Diego Zoological Society will be sharing photographs and stories of his time in Komodo National Park at a special event on September 2nd - SignOnSanDiego.com - Researcher to share Komodo dragon tales.
Earlier this month, Phillips of San Marcos traveled to Komodo National Park, a nature conservancy in the center of the Indonesian archipelago. He will share photographs and stories from his trip during “A Taste of CRES,” a new educational program geared toward adults, at the San Diego Wild Animal Park's Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for Conservation Research.

The event, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 2, will include a tour of the facility, a wine-and-cheese-tasting reception.
There's an interesting paragraph, further down the article which says...
More than 800 of the lizards in the park are equipped with identification chips or Global Positioning System collars so they can be monitored at each stage of their lives, Phillips said. Naturally, for a lizard to be studied or implanted with a tracking device, it must first be captured.

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