Island Arks Symposium III to be held in Hobart, Tasmania next February

Following on from the success of Island Arks I and II, Island Arks Symposium III will be held in  the Bahá’í Centre, Hobart, Tasmania over 11 to 13 February 2014, with workshop sessions on the 14th.

The symposium will focus on island ecosystems and ensuring their long-term protection and sustainability. The meeting is expected to bring together scientists, conservationists, land managers, decision makers, residents, and land custodians.

Island Arks Symposium III has the following Sub-themes:

Island translocations;
Island restoration and reassembling island ecosystems;
Indigenous island communities and indigenous conservation management;
Island people and communities: entrepreneurship, economic development, conservation capabilities;
Island conservation and protection- includes terrestrial and marine protected areas;
Emerging threats to island conservation and communities; and
New innovations and technologies for island research and management.

Workshops will be held on Island Conservation Planning, Island Biosecurity, Island Translocations and Norfolk Island Conservation.

Field trips are planned for Tasmania's Maria Island and Tasman Island National Parks.  The latter island was the scene of a successful feral Domestic Cat Felis catus eradication programme in 2010, offering relief to its breeding shearwaters, diving petrels and prions (click here).

Short-tailed Shearwaters breed on Tasman Island

With thanks to Justine Shaw for information.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 19 November 2013

The Agreement on the
Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

ACAP is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations.

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