One of the most harrowing topics of the day was the bush meat trade. This is such a huge problem with a global reach.
Chester Zoo has to be applauded for all the support it gives to multiple centres around the globe working at the coal face of conservation.
I had my eyes opened to just how important zoos are in this field 14 years ago when I first started working with Blackpool Zoo. Since moving back to Cheshire my local Zoo has been Chester and have been asked along to a few publicity days over the years. I have strengthened my association with them recently by agreeing to be a patron of a new conservation initiative that will be launched soon.