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Tiaro Catch & Release Fishing competition

Title: Tiaro Catch & Release Fishing competition
Location: Petrie Park, Tiaro
Description: A weekend of family fun freshwater fishing at Tiaro. Free camping available. Categories Seniors $10, Juniors $5, Family $10 extra. All proceeds ensuring future for endangered Mary River turtle & Cod.
Start Date: 2009-10-23
Start Time: 19:00
End Date: 2009-10-25

Leaving St Louis

Tues flying south to Florida, where I’ll be hosted by Chuck Schaffer & his family (he was one of the Chairs of the Symposium) and a stay at Dr Peter Pritchard’s Chelonian Research Institute in Orland0. So it will be back to turtles after 2 days being a tourist in St Louis.

symposium underway

Today is first day of symposium. Honored to be the 3rd speaker. Over 200 attendees, incl Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, New Guinea etc& the Americas. Making great contacts with President of Conservation International, Managers from Disneyworld Animal Kingdom & Thushan from Sri Lanka – & we’ve only just begun.

St Louis – safe & sound

Finally arrived in St Louis – hot & humid – feels

like home. All luggage arrived safe & sound,

including the photo donated by FCRC. Chatted to

Dr Gerald Kutchling over breaky about the

attempts in China to mate the last male with

the last female giant soft shell turtle… he’d just

been over there candling 200 eggs..