First keynote speakers for the European Vulture Conference announced

 

Wildlife crime, movement ecology and social foraging behaviour are some of the topics the first confirmed keynote speakers for our European Vulture Conference will be covering. 

 

Keynote speakers

 

Joining us in the stunning surroundings of Portugal’s Algarve will be some of the world’s leading experts in vulture conservation and research. Today we are announcing the first of our keynote speakers who will be sharing their expertise in the field they include:

 

François Sarrazin. Based at the Paris-Sorbonne University and the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in Paris, François will discuss his work on the restoration and viability of populations of reintroduced scavenger species. 

 

Iñigo Fajardo. Collaborating with law enforcement authorities across Andalucía, Spain, Iñigo will present his work at the Junta de Andalucía leading the fight against wildlife-crime in the region. 

 

Olivier Duriez. Based at University of Montpellier, France, Olivier will present his research on the impacts of social foraging of vultures on population dynamics. 

 

Andre Botha. Working for the Endangered Wildlife Trust, Andre will go beyond Europe and give the perspective of the ongoing efforts to conserve vultures across Africa. 

 

Ran Nathan. Leading the Movement Ecology Lab at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Ran will share his work on the movement ecology of vultures, 

 

Workshops and symposia 

As well as keynote presentations the European Vulture Conference will also bring together colleagues from across the vulture conservation and research fields in workshops and symposia. Confirmed so far:

 

  • Current status of supplementary feeding strategies and where to next?
  • Monitoring and mitigating disturbance: should we hide or reveal important vulture areas?
  • Human aspects of vulture conservation: ecosystem services; social perceptions; promoting positive change
  • Vultures and human infrastructures (wind energy, power lines, railways, airports)

 

Final call for abstracts - deadline extended

As the organising committee finalise the programme for the European Vulture Conference there is still an opportunity to submit an abstract for inclusion in the final programme.

  

If you would like to present a poster, standard 15-20 minute talk of a five minute speedy talk fill in our abstract submission form. 

 

The abstract submission deadline has passed. Many thanks to everyone who submitted an abstract. The scientific committee will now check all abstracts and get back to the first-author if the abstract was accepted for presentation or not by the end of June. 

 

 

We will shortly be able to present you with a more detailed program. Please don't forget to register for the conference if you have not done so.

The European Vulture Conference 

 

1-4 October, 

Algarve, Portgual 

 

 

For four days in October we will be bringing together scientists, conservationists and the public in the Algarve, Portugal for an international congress looking at the latest research and conservation of vultures in Europe and beyond, in our first European Vulture Conference.

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