Lecture by Richard Hoath: Egypt's incredible wilfdlife - Art and nature
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Oct 16, 2014 6:00–8:00pm
Organized by: Netherlands-Flemish Institute Cairo (NVIC)
Venue: Netherlands-Flemish Institute Cairo (NVIC)
Address: 1 Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek

Egypt possesses an extraordinarily diverse but little studied and understood wildlife. From the deserts, themselves a series of widely varying landscapes to the Nile Delta and Valley, the mountains of South Sinai and the Eastern Desert and the waters of the Red Sea and the Mediterranean - Egypt has a mosaic of different habitats. These habitats support a myriad animal and plant species of incredible variety but many very little known and far less studied. This presentation will look at just some of these species and will be illustrated not by photographs but by Hoath's own drawings and paintings from his notebooks and journals and finished plates accumulated after many years exploring much of Egypt including many of its remoter areas.

Richard Hoath is a leading naturalist and long time resident of Egypt. He has travelled extensively around the country in search of its extraordinary, often little known and increasingly threatened wildlife. His travels and researches have resulted in several books on Egypt's fauna most notably his Field Guide to the Mammals of Egypt the second edition of which was published in 2009 which he not only wrote but illustrated. He is a monthly columnist for Egypt Today and the author of many scholarly and popular articles on the country's wildlife. He is a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London and sits on the Egyptian Ornithological Rarities Committee. He is currently on the Faculty of the AUC The American University in Cairo.