Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Registration for the 2nd World Seabird Conference in Cape Town October 2015 opens

Registration for the 2nd World Seabird Conference (WCS2) has now opened (click here).  The conference, with the overall theme “Seabirds: Global Ocean Sentinels” is to be held in the international conference centre in Cape Town, South Africa over 26-30 October 2015.

The early-bird registration closes on 31 May, after which the fees will go up.

Abstract submission on a “wide range of topics related to seabird ecology, biology and conservation" is also now open, with a deadline of 31 January 2015.  Due to time and space constraints, authors are only able to submit one poster and one oral abstract.

WSC2 is being hosted by the African Seabird Group and the World Seabird Union.  The Local Organizing Committee is chaired by Ross Wanless (BirdLife South Africa's Seabird Division Manager and African Seabird Group Chair).  The Scientific Programme Committee Chair is Peter Ryan (Director, FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town).

Read about facilities and opportunities in Cape Town here.

The First World Seabird Conference was held in in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in September 2010 with over 800 registered attendees from more than 50 countries.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 13 December 2014

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