The New York Turtle and Tortoise Society announces

Seminar 2006

Saturday, March 18, 2006
Registration 9:30 a.m.; Sessions 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The Kaufman Theater, American Museum of Natural History, 79th at Central Park West, New York City. (Enter through security entrance under stairs on Central Park West.)

The New York Turtle and Tortoise Society’s nineteenth Annual Seminar will be a full-day event, featuring four presentations.  The fee for the day, which includes lunch at the Museum Food Court, is $40 per person and $20 for students with ID—if you pre-register by March 11, 2006.  The fee at the door for all will be $50 per person. 

Pre-registration:  Send $40 ($20 students) to: Seminar 2006, P.O. Box 878, Orange, NJ 07051-0878. (Students must have current ID and register in advance to qualify for the $20 admission fee.) Registrations must be postmarked no later than March 11, 2006,

We are pleased to return once again to the American Museum of Natural History for Seminar 2006.  On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, easily accessible by public transportation, the Museum has been the site of our regular monthly meetings for 30 years. 

Seminar 2006 is dedicated to the memory of
John L. Behler.

Scheduled Program

Minh Duc Le
Ph.D. Candidate, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History

"Turtle Conservation in Vietnam — A Survey of Cat Tien National Park and Vo Doi Nature Reserve"
"Phylogenetic Relationships of the Turtle Family Geoemydidae (Testudines: Testudinoidea)"

Martha M. Hurley (biodiversity scientist), Minh Duc Le, and Eleanor J. Sterling (Director), Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American
Museum of Natural History.
Photo by Peter Ersts

Peter Paul van Dijk
Director, Center for Applied Biodiversity Science,
Conservation International

"Asian Turtle Trade — Recent Developments"

Peter Paul van Dijk
Peter Paul van Dijk at the Gharial Center in Kukrail, near Lucknow, India, with an adult pair of red-crowned roof turtles, Kachuga kachuga. Photo by Brian Horne

Christopher Rowe
Associate Professor, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of MD Center for Environmental Science

"Reproductive Ramifications of PCBs in
Hudson River Snapping Turtles"

Hudson River Snapping Turtle
Hudson River Snapper—
“Big Poppa”
Christopher Rowe
Christopher Rowe

Peter C. H. Pritchard
Director, Chelonian Research Institute, Oviedo, Florida

"A Tour of the Chelonian Research Institute"

A very old, nearly blind Duncan Island tortoise challenges Peter Pritchard (Galápagos Islands)

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