St Helena has 460 unique invertebrates, explore their incredible world and the actions saving them.
St Helena is a tiny island only 10 by 6 miles and is found 1900 miles off the coast of West Africa in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is most famous for being the island where Napoleon was exiled. Despite its small size St Helena has a diverse mountainous landscape with valleys and plains, and it holds numerous wildlife treasures – most notably its invertebrates.
One great example is the Spiky yellow woodlouse, which resembles a luminous yellow, mini punk rocker. This fantastical creature has also been found to glow in the dark, but it is currently threatened with extinction due to the loss of its habitat.
A group of national and international experts are working with the local community on St Helena, to highlight and combat the many threats that exist for these unique minibeasts, which includes invasive species and development.
Come and learn more about this amazing island and its globally unique invertebrates, as well the actions being taken to save them.
Date(s) - 16/08/2019
4:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Osprey Lecture Theatre