The New York Turtle and Tortoise Society announces

Seminar 2007

Sunday, March 25, 2007
Registration 9:30 a.m.; Sessions 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Hiro Ballroom, The Maritime Hotel
363 West 16th Street (at 16th and 9th Avenue), New York City

The New York Turtle and Tortoise Society’s twentieth Annual Seminar will be a full-day event, featuring four presentations.  The fee for the day, which includes continental breakfast and lunch, is $40 per person ($20 for students with ID)—if you pre-register by Monday, March 19, 2007.  The fee at the door for all will be $50 per person.  Download and print registration form:  MS Word version | PDF verson

Pre-registration:  Send $40 ($20 students) to: Seminar 2007, 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 19, 2007.

We are especially grateful to Eric Goode and Maurice Rodrigues for hosting Seminar 2007 at the Maritime Hotel.  In Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, the Maritime is easily accessible by public transportation, with parking facilities in the immediate vicinity.  Visit the Maritime’s Web site.

Scheduled Program

Michael W. Klemens with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Conference Chair Michael W. Klemens with Keynote Banquet Speaker Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at the International Turtle Conference in July 1993.

Michael W. Klemens
Founding Director and Senior Conservation Scientist, Metropolitan Conservation Alliance, Wildlife Conservation Society

“Local Land Use Planning and Turtle Conservation”

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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