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.
SYMPOSIUM FOCUS AREAS
Protected area management effectiveness
Management of protected areas and buffer zones
Conserving in the face of global change
Managing ecological and evolutionary processes
Threatened species conservation
Advances in monitoring and surveillance
Mitigating threats to biodiversity, wildlife crime, and invasive alien species
Valuing biodiversity, ecosystem goods and services, biodiversity and livelihoods, and resource economics
Land-use and conservation planning
Securing critical biodiversity areas
Co-management of protected areas and biodiversity
Integration of cultural and biodiversity management
Media and communication
Legal, policy and ethical issues
Implementation of global / multinational agreements
Special Session Submission Deadline: 30 June 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline: 4 August 2017
Preliminary Programme Available: 25 August 2017
Registration Forms Available: 10 July 2017
Early Bird Payments: 15 September 2017
Registration Closes and Payments Deadline: 13 October 2017
All Other Payments (Late): 17 November 2017
Official Opening of Symposium: Monday 14h00 6 November 2017
Official Closing of Symposium: Friday 13h00 10 November 2017