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Documentary evening: chimpanzees and pygmy hogs

September 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Together with the Jane Goodall Institute Global (JGIG) and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (DWCT), we as Future For Nature Academy have organized this interactive documentary evening. Our speakers will tell you about the work being done behind the scenes regarding two endangered animal species: chimpanzees and pygmy hogs, the “chimpions” and “underhogs” in animal research and conservation. Two recently released documentaries will be shown AND you will be offered the opportunity to ask questions to the experts from the movies themselves!

Pygmy hogs
We will start with the smallest of pigs. Dr. Ole Madsen, a researcher from the Animal Breeding and Genetics chair group, will tell more about the evolutionary/genetic research that is being done using pygmy hog DNA. After this talk we will watch the documentary “Durrell’s Underhogs”. This is a movie created amongst others by Daniel Craven, who is active for DWCT. Gerald Durrell, founder of this foundation and of Jersey Zoo and Durrell Wildlife Park, was an inspiring protector of nature and wildlife.

Dr. Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, is a famous primatologist and inspires people around the world to protect nature and animals. We will tell you more about a project of JGIG called ‘ChimpanZoo’. This second half of the evening we will also elaborate on the work done by enrichment coordinator Hilda Tresz, who works for Phoenix Zoo and JGIG, but travels to other zoos to help improve the living conditions of captive animals, especially chimpanzees. This is captured in her documentary called “A Week To Change”.

Joining this activity gives you the unique opportunity to be in contact with Daniel Craven and Hilda Tresz themselves, as they will join us over Skype! Throughout the evening there will also be free drinks/snacks. We promise an inspiring and educational evening that no animal or nature lover should miss!

Programme (times are indicative):
18:30 Greeting & Welcome
19:00 Introduction talk
19:10 Presentation by Ole Madsen regarding pygmy hog genetic research at the ABG chairgroup
19:20 Documentary “Durrell’s Underhogs”
20:00 Skype session with Daniel Craven from Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust – the filmmaker
20:15 Break with snacks and drinks
20:45 Presentation by Manon de Visser regarding ChimpanZoo – a project of the Jane Goodall Institute Global (JGIG)
20:55 Documentary “A Week To Change”
21:30 Skype session with Hilda Tresz from JGIG and Phoenix Zoo – the enrichment coordinator from the movie
21:45 Closing drinks and snacks


September 19, 2017
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Thuis, Wageningen
Stationsstraat 32


Future For Nature Academy