New symposium about the Red Kite in Germany: Der Rotmilan, ein echter Europäer – Status und Schutzverantwortung

6. August 2010

On August 23rd, there will be a symposium on the Red Kite in Germany. There will be several very interesting presentations and discussions about the status of the Red Kite on it’s conservation.

More information including the program can be found here (German):
http://www.mufv.rlp.de/fileadmin/mufv/img/inhalte/natur/Rotmilan_2010_06_02_Druckfertig.pdf

Upcoming conference about population ecology of raptors and owls in Germany October 2010

17. July 2010

In October 2010, the seventh conference “Populationsökologie von Greifvogel- und Eulenarten 2010” (population ecology of raptor and owl species 2010) will be held in Halberstadt (Germany) from October, 21st – 24th.

This conference is held every four years. It will be full of interesting talks with many experts and raptor conservationists attending.

For more information (in German) see here:
http://www.greifvogelmonitoring.de/tagung_2010.html

Saker Conference in Hungary, September 2010

13. January 2010

A Saker Falcon conference will be held from 15th to 19th of September 2010 in Hungary. In September 2010, a big Saker Falcon conservation program, supported by the European Union will come to an end. A lot has been achieved during this project from 2006 to 2010 and the results will be presented at the conference.

In the conference, the following topics are planned to be covered:

  • Reviewing recent population figures and trends in Europe
  • Reviewing endangering factors
  • Thematic presentations on practical conservation activities and experiences related to Saker conservation based on findings of the LIFE project (e.g. habitat analysis to identify key factors for the species; analyses of temporary settlement areas and wintering sites to map mortality factors; conservation of prey species like Suslik; electrocution: surveys, insulation, monitoring; disappearing nesting sites; other human threats: shooting, nest robbing, trapping, poisoning (surveys, egg analysis, etc.)
  • Importance and possibilities of communication and PR related to Saker conservation (co-operation with media; farmers; hunters and falconers)
  • The conference is open for anyone interested.

    More information incl. registration form:
    http://www.sakerlife.mme.hu/uploads/File/Call_for_Conference_Saker_Conf_in_Hungary_15_19_09_2010.doc

International Symposium on the Bonelli’s Eagle: 28th/29th January 2010 – Montpellier (France)

13. December 2009
Bonelli's Eagle

Bonelli’s Eagle, © Paschalis Dougalis

On January 28th / 29th there will be an international symposium on the Bonelli’s Eagle held in Montpellier (France).
With talks from France, Spain, Greece, Cyprus or Portugal, this will be a very interesting meeting bringing together many of the leading experts on the Species in Europe.

The detailed program can be found here:
Programm in French (PDF)
Programm in English (xls)

The talks will be translated into English.

To subscribe to this event, the cost is 22,50 Euros per day plus 25 Euros if you join the dinner.

For more information and registration, contact Marc Lecacheur:

Marc LECACHEUR
Conservatoire des Espaces
Naturels du Languedoc-
Roussillon
474, allée Henri II de
Montmorency 34000
MONTPELLIER
Tél: 0033 (0)4 67 29 90 65
Fax : 0033 (0)4 67 58 42 19
Email : pna@cenlr.org

Upcoming conference: Gyrfalcons and Ptarmigan in a changing world

10. November 2009

The Peregrine Fund is organising a conference in February 2011 about the Gyrfalcon and the Ptarmigan (the falcon’s most important prey).

From the announcement:
This international conference will explore evidence for a range of environmental changes in arctic ecosystems affecting the Gyrfalcon, its competitors, and its prey, Ptarmigan, waterfowl, seabirds and others, to predict effects and outcomes of global climate change, identify areas of uncertainty, and develop global strategies for measuring and mitigating them. We will publish a conference proceedings in what we expect will be a landmark publication of information, ideas, and strategies.

More information:
2011 Gyrfalcons and Ptarmigan in a Changing World Conference – The Peregrine Fund