Last Survivors at Apothecary Gallery

Exhibition and Lecture Series in Greyhound Road

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The Apothecary Gallery in Greyhound Road, W6 is hosting a photographic exhibition and lecture series called The Last Survivors: the race to save the last Caribbean mammal species and their habitats.

These events give a unique insight into the work of a major conservation project, the Last Survivors Conservation Project, being undertaken in the Dominican Republic, which has recently been covered by the BBC.

The project aims to highlight the fact that before humans arrived on Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the two islands whcih make up Hispaniola, there were 120 species of mammals, including bats. Now only 12% of those survive, including emaining extraordinary mammal species found nowhere else on earth: The Hutia and The Solenodon.

Events include two lectures by Dr Jose Nunez-Mino, field project manager of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust on Friday July 9 and Wednesday July 14, at 7.30pm on both evenings.

Tickets, which also include entry to the exhibition and a drink, cost £15 or £25 for two. Numbers are limited to 27 per talk.

Photographs in the exhibition, taken by top Dominican photographers, will be available to buy with all proceeds from their sale and from tickets sales going towards the Last Survivors Conservation Project.

The exhibition can be seen at The Apothecary, at 33 Greyhound Road until The gallery says if you wish to see the exhibition please call first to check that the gallery space is open for viewing, as it is also used for treatments and classes. Contact The Apothecary on 020 7381 5727 or email info@londonapothecary.co.uk.

July 8, 2010