A travelogue and natural history of the Komodo Islands in Indonesia and their legendary Komodo Dragons presented by Ross Jeffree, the National Parks Association’s representative on the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas.
Learn about the dragons family tree, their predatory capabilities and notable human victims. Plus other regional delights such as snorkelling with the smartest fish in the sea and a visit to the Hobbit’s Cave on Flores.
You can join the meeting from 7:15pm, the talk will start at 7:30pm
Ross Jeffree has had a long-term research interest in reptiles; his research on contaminants in estuarine crocodiles led to a ban on lead (Pb) ammunition in Kakadu National Park, and then all of the Northern Territory. Ross was involved in the establishment of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature in Australia. He is Sutherland Shire’s representative for the Orangutan Project and raises funds for their protection from extinction in Sumatra and Borneo.