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Visit to highlight Chester Zoo's conservation work

Chester Zoo Photo: pa

Environment Minister, Thérèse Coffey will be visiting Chester Zoo later to meet staff involved in various conservation around the world.

The zoo is running a number of projects as part of the Darwin initiative - a UK Government fund that supports projects around the globe to better protect and enhance nature and biodiversity.

Chester Zoo is part of a worldwide conservation project Credit: pa

The Minister will get an update on the Zoo's most recent project working with Andean 'spectacled' bears in South America.

Andean Spectacled bears. Credit: pa

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