Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice
The 2014 Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice, 2014, with the theme ‘Exploring the science, practice and value of conservation’, will be held from 3-7 November 2014 at the Fernhill Hotel in Howick, South Africa.
Payments for Early Bird Registrations
EXTENDED Deadline: 5 September 2014
Symposium Website: http://symposium.kznwildlife.com/
3 to 7 November 2014
Fern Hill Conference Centre
Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Please find the DRAFT programme attached – the deadline for Early Bird Payments has been extended to 5 September 2014.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Registrations for the Symposium should be done using the attached Registration Form. The deadline for early bird payments is 5 September 2014.
KEY THEMES AND FOCUS AREAS
•Protected area management effectiveness, Management of protected areas and buffer zones & Transboundary conservation
•Conserving in the face of global change
•Ecological processes, Conservation genetics & Threatened species conservation
•Advances in monitoring and surveillance
•Mitigating threats to biodiversity, Wildlife Crime & Invasive alien species
•Valuing biodiversity, Ecosystem goods and services, Resource economics, Biodiversity and livelihoods & Natural resource use
•Land-use planning and development, Securing critical biodiversity areas & Enabling partnerships
•Cultural heritage and conservation history
•Media and communication
•Legal, policy and ethical frameworks, Global / multinational agreements & Wildlife law and animal welfare
ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
This symposium offers a platform for the conservation community to share and explore issues and recent developments in the science and practice of conservation, and in understanding and communicating the value of biodiversity to society.
It seeks to identify solutions to critical issues and to impact policy in order to enhance conservation efforts – in Africa and beyond. It also aims to promote partnerships between government agencies, conservation authorities, non-governmental organisations, legal practitioners, communicators and other relevant professionals and stakeholders, to address the contemporary conservation challenges of our world.
This is a CONSERVATION SYMPOSIUM not just a science forum – its scope is conservation in its full context – including governance, science, management, decision-making, stake-holder engagement and the assessment of effectiveness of efforts and interventions.
It is of relevance to decision-makers and policy developers, conservation managers, scientists, law makers and to communities and stakeholders who live in and depend on the use of biodiversity.
Abstract and Special Session Submission Deadline: 15 July 2014
Preliminary Programme Available: 25 August 2014
Registration Forms Available: 30 June 2014
Early Bird Payments: 29 August 2014 EXTENDED TO 5 September 2014
Normal Registration Closes: 30 September 2014
Normal Registration Payments: 30 September 2014
Late Registration Closes (subject to availability of space): 24 October 2014
All Late Payments: 24 October 2014
Official Opening of Symposium: 13h00 3 November 2014
Official Closing of Symposium: 13h00 7 November 2014