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Kent/London Tortoise Meeting
Posted: 23/11/2009 by kirkie

Hi everyone,

Please find below details of the December "Just Me & My Tortoise" meeting. As this is the last get together of 2009 there will be drinks and cakes following the meeting, giving everyone the chance to talk tortoise (or turtle) in an informal, friendly group before we all go off to hibernate for the winter (well until February)  .

Hope to see you there and thanks to theTPG for letting me advertise this meeting.

Just Me & My Tortoise - Kent/London meeting - (MEDASSET) Sea Turtles 13.12.09

Sunday 13th December at 2PM
Christmas Meeting/Celebrations

Venue: Keston Village Hall, Heathfield Road, Kent BR2 6BG
Admission £2 per person (£1 per child) (Includes Christmas refreshments and cake)

Speaker: Lily Venizelos of MEDASSET, the Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles

This interesting presentation will include a general overview of sea turtle conservation, biology, history and MEDASSET’s work.

Of seven species of sea turtles in the world, two nest in the Mediterranean; the green (Chelonia mydas) and the loggerhead (Caretta caretta). Occasionally, the huge leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) can be seen in the waters of the Mediterranean. Sadly, only 300-500 mature female adult green turtles remain in the Mediterranean after intensive exploitation for food, artifacts, and oil in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

MEDASSET – The Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles – is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded in 1988, working for the conservation of sea turtles and their habitats throughout the Mediterranean. It has been involved in conservation and scientific research programmes, public awareness, environmental education and lobbying decision-makers.

We also hope to have JG Reptile Books at the meeting for you to purchase any tortoise, terrapin or turtle books.

Please contact Wendy to book a place and for further details.(via

Just Me and my Tortoise hope you enjoy the meeting but please do not bring any Tortoises, Terrapins or Turtles along.
__________________ Tortoise, Terrapin and Turtle group covering Kent and London

Re: Kent/London Tortoise Meeting
Posted: 11/12/2009 by TPGDarren

If I can beat this damn cold - all being well, will hopefully see you on Sunday Dave:-) - anyone else going?



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