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Herons of the World Symposium at the 40th Annual Meeting of Waterbird Society

Clay Green

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Symposium and Workshop on “Herons of the World” at the 2016 Waterbird Society Meeting

New Bern, North Carolina, USA, 20-23 September 2016


The Heron Specialist Group (HeronConservation) of the IUCN will be hosting a Symposium and Workshop focussing on the  “Biology and Conservation of Herons of the World” at the 2016 Waterbird Society meeting in New Bern, North Carolina, USA, 20-23 September 2016. All heron researchers are invited to attend, but we are especially hopeful that those working on heron species in Africa, Asia and SE Asia, Central and South America and Australia will be able to attend.  Our goal is to bring together heron biologists from across the world to join in this meeting to promote heron conservation, discuss recent research and foster greater collaboration amongst researchers. In our Workshop, we will be discussing current conservation strategies for herons, updating species’ status (where possible) and discussing new technologies for heron research. Dr. Jim Kushlan will be presenting a Plenary on the History of Heron Conservation.  We envision three levels of participation for this meeting:  1. Formal oral presentations at the Symposium, 2. Informal presentations and group discussions at the Workshop and 3. Poster presentations and discussions at the Poster Session.


If you would like to receive updated information on this event or if you are interested in participating in the meeting, please contact Chip Weseloh (chip.weseloh@ec.gc.ca). Please also indicate your heron species of interest and your area of research. HeronConservation members who are assisting in organizing these events include: Chip Weseloh, Canada; Clay Green, USA; Dale Gawlik, USA; John Brzorad, USA; Cathy King, Germany; Nellie Tsipoura USA; Sara Schweitzer USA.  




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