Antelope conservation in the 21st century: from diagnosis to action – Symposium
17 - 18 Nov 2011 – All Day
The drastic decline in wildlife populations since 1970 has hit antelopes particularly severely with more than a quarter of species now threatened by extinction. However, antelopes have received far less conservation attention than many of their mammalian relatives in spite of providing some of the most fascinating wildlife spectacles on earth. Thus in the absence of immediate action, several species are in imminent danger of joining the scimitar-horned oryx as recent extinctions in the wild.
This symposium aims to clarify current trends in global antelope biodiversity, understand what drives the major threat processes and, on this basis, highlight conservation priorities, taking into account both biological and socioeconomic aspects. Because antelopes demonstrate striking variation in morphology, ecology and behaviour, they are exposed to a wide range of the threats facing biodiversity today. In this way, the focus on antelopes provides a prism through which general insights into the principles governing conservation threats and their mitigation can be achieved.
The topics addressed by world leading experts in antelope conservation include: how to turn habitat loss into conservation-friendly land use in a world of environmental change, how antelope-livestock interactions affect resource competition and disease transmission, how to render bushmeat hunting sustainable, and the usefulness of sport hunting, game ranching and reintroductions as tools in conservation
Organised by Jakob Bro-Jørgensen (University of Liverpool/IUCN Antelope Specialist Group), and David Mallon (Manchester Metropolitan University/IUCN Antelope Specialist Group, Co-chair).
Please note: this event has already taken place
Full rate: two days or part days £130; one day or part day £80.
Student/ZSL Friends and Fellows rate: two days or part days £65; one day or part day £40.
Lunch and refreshments are included in the registration fee and a three-course dinner with the speakers will be held on the Thursday evening; places at the dinner will cost an additional £40 per person.
Enquiries: Megan Orpwood-Russell, E-mail: email@example.com tel: +44 (0)20 7449 6227.
Present a poster of your research or work in this area
Posters relating to the symposium topic will be displayed throughout the meeting. Posters will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis and abstracts of no more than 250 words outlining poster content should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 October 2011 for consideration. Successful poster proposals will notified by 25 October 2011.
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