Symposium on eradication of vertebrate pests on islands to be held in Australia in June 2011

The 15th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference will be held in Sydney, Australia over 20-23 June 2011 with the overall theme "Security from the impact of vertebrate pest animals" (click here for the conference web site).

A symposium on the management of vertebrate pests on islands will be held as part of the conference for which oral papers are now solicited.  Subjects will include eradication, sustained control, biosecurity and quarantine, detecting and managing survivors, the strategies and tools that worked or failed, and management of non-target or environmental problems.

The emphasis is for projects in the Australasian region but papers from elsewhere will be considered, especially if they demonstrate general or novel problems or solutions.

Send abstracts to the conference organizer (click here) as well as a copy to the symposium organizers, Elain Murphy, New Zealand Department of Conservation and John Parkes, New Zealand Landcare Research at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo..

Other planned symposia include Human-wildlife conflicts: integrating ethics, animal welfare ans science; Risk assessment and risk management; Community involvement in vertebrate pest control; and New tools and methods in pest control (click here for a full list of symposia).

The deadline for submitting abstracts is 28 February 2011.

 John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 18 November 2010

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