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25/11/2011

Welcome to my Lecturer's International Professional Development trip talk. A.K.A.

 The Lecturer's International Professional Development (LIPD), run by the British Council and the W.A.G.

I was told this that is I would be collected from the However, what happened… airport by a chauffeur – driven limousine

Main aims:  To increase the professional capacity of the staff member an area of interest.  To share new knowledge with colleagues and learners.  To link up between CAVC and the chosen institution.

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However, this is what happened‌ I was told that I would be collected from the airport by a chauffeur – driven limousine

The city was named by the first Welsh immigrants who arrived on board the Mimosa on 28 July 1865.

Today it is one of Argentina's fastest growing g g cities and a very y popular tourist destination. Puerto Madryn is where the headquarters of the FundaciĂłn Patagonia Natural, whom I formed links with, is based.

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The F.P.N. is a Non Governmental Organisation, formed by scientists in 1989.

 To look at the good educational practice that the Fundación carries out in promoting awareness of environmental issues.

 Its main purpose is to ensure a better quality of life for the people who live in Patagonia today and for future generations.

 To record ways in which Information Technology is being used as a tool for conservation work.

 FPN's programs include education on wildlife awareness and environmental protection using a hands-on teaching approach to schoolchildren, businesses and governments alike.

 To build links between Cardiff and Vale College, and the Fundación.

I visited three wildlife reserves during my visit: • La Esperanza • Punta Tombo • Punta Flecha

• Desertification • Oil Pollution • Overfishing

• Desertification

Question: Do you know what these are? Sheep’s Hoove = Hard. This is bad for the delicate plant roots of the region.

Guanaco’s Toes = Soft. Squid. Ideally adapted for the delicate plants of the region.

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Question: Question: • Oil Pollution

How many litres of oil were spilt in the sea in 2010?

What do these have in common? • Overfishing

A: 4,034,625 4 034 625 B: 4,034,625,000 C: 40,346,250 Hake.

A: They all are being overfished. One of them is on the critically endangered list Argentine Angelshark.

Squid.

“Desertification is caused by variations in climate and human activities in dry lands” One example of this was the introduction of an alien species from Europe: “sheep” The delicate plants and their roots –responsible for capturing water – are crushed by 1.000.000’s of sheep, trampling on their roots and killing the plants, and degrading the soil.

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 It is 82 Km North of Puerto Madryn, this reserve was once a sheep farm.

 It is 82 Km North of Puerto Madryn, this reserve was once a sheep farm.

 Jointly run by the Fundación and the World Land Trust.

 Jointly run by the Fundación and the World Land Trust.

 Staff and volunteers run this reserve, activities include monitoring key species like the Guanaco and puma (left)

 Staff and volunteers run this reserve, activities include monitoring key species like the Guanaco and puma (left)

• In 1991 an oil spill affected 17,000 penguins in the South Atlantic coast of Argentina. • In 1996 an oil tanker crashed off the Pembrokeshire coast of Wales, affecting more than 15,000 seabirds.

Students from Balcarras School, Cheltenham during a recent visit to La Esperanza reserve.

• In 1991 an oil spill affected 17,000 penguins in the South Atlantic coast of Argentina. This is one of 11 most recent victims that appeared covered in oil on the 26th September

• In 1996 an oil tanker crashed off the Pembrokeshire coast of Wales, affecting more than 15,000 seabirds.

This is one of 11 most recent victims that appeared covered in oil on the 26th September

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 Largest breeding colony of Magellanic Penguins in the area.  Permanently visited by tourists, students and scientists from all over the world.  Scientific data has been collected about Penguins from this reserve over a period of 30 years.  This data provides us with information regarding the health of the oceans

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 Weighbridges used to scan individuals and determine the weight of the penguins as they cross the device.

 GPS tagging of selected (male) penguins, taped to their back and used to track the penguin when it swims to feed.

Above: 3D map of data from RFID tags showing depths in Península de Valdés. Left: GPS data collected from one penguin.

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Indiscriminate fishing: 1-bottom trawling for shrimp and hake. 2-other 2 other wildlife caught in nets, for example dolphins, sealions, penguins, etc.

Indiscriminate fishing: 1-bottom trawling Bottom Trawling for shrimp andcan plough huge grooves in the seabed, some of these scars can be 4 Km long. hake. 2-other 2 other This is awildlife serious problem in the coast of Patagonia caught in nets, This affects us in the UK and Europe for example dolphins, For example the stock of cod and Tuna are sealions, currently at a record low. penguins, etc.

Indiscriminate fishing: 1-bottom trawling for shrimp and hake. 2-other 2 other wildlife caught in nets, for example dolphins, sealions, penguins, etc.

Question: Which fish is the catch of the fishing boat in this photo? Answer: Shrimps, everything else will be thrown overboard –bycatch bycatch--

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Question: Which fish is the catch Gets thrown backphoto? into the sea of the fishing boat in this Answer: Shrimps, everything else 45%overboard –bycatch will be thrown bycatch--

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This site is perfect for viewing Whales and to learn about caring for the environment environment..

 The oil companies were shown the GPS data from the oil covered penguins.  As a result they moved the oil tanker lanes further out to sea. sea  Argentine fishing vessels now by law have to use GPS tracking and stick to pre-set routes to ensure sustainable fishing

This site is perfect foras viewing Whales base and • The Observatory serves an operational to learn about caring for the environment environment. for researchers from different disciplines such.as biology and tourism. • They also provide environmental education for students and teachers from schools in the city and the region at this observatory.

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Installation of a webcam at La Esperanza This site is perfect for viewing Whales and to learn about caring foratthe environment environment. Installation of a webcam Punta Tombo . Installation of a webcam at Punta Flecha

You can find more information at my website: http://patagonia.comuf.com … And blog: A d my bl http://mypatagoniatrip.blogspot.com Please leave your comments

These will all be publicly available at the FPN website.

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