Where to watch wildlife
Wildlife in most of the following places would be featured: Africa (including Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda, East and South Africa ), India, Sri Lanka, the Galapagos Islands, Baja California, Canada, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Borneo, Antarctica, Svalbard, New Zealand, Iceland, Spain and Scotland, including Shetland and the Hebrides. Companies used include Wildlife Worldwide, Exodus, Naturetrek, ACE, The Travelling Naturalist, Travelbag and Safari Consultants. This would a good talk for a travel club.
The bear facts
This talk begins by surveying some of the ways in which bears (mainly fictional!)interact with us in our daily lives. Then, more seriously, the talk concerns itself with some of the conservation issues surrounding the eight species of bears plus anecdotes about my own encounters with Grizzly, Black & Spirit Bears in British Columbia; also Polar Bears in Canada and Svalbard.
This talk starts with considering our love of penguins with some amusing illustrations. Then follows the serious bit (!) - a survey of the 17 species of penguins with details of behaviour and where they are to be found. I have seen about 11 of the species in the wild so most of the illustrations are mine.
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