Antelope conference 2017:
ASG is collaborating with the Czech University of Life Sciences to organize a conference on Antelopes, Giraffes and Hippos, to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, 20-24 February 2017. The plan is to have 3 days of talks (antelopes, giraffe/okapi and hippos) followed by one day for meetings of the 3 Specialist Groups. The founding Chair of ASG, Dr Richard Estes, will be one of the keynote speakers.
Preliminary details can be found on the conference website: http://www.angihip2017.com/
Proceedings of the last antelope conference, held at ZSL in London in 2011, have just been published by Wiley-Blackwell. Antelope Conservation: from Diagnosis to Action. ISBN 9781118409640.
The next Amphibian Management School (AMS) will be February 27 – March 3, 2017 hosted by the Detroit Zoo. This hands-on learning experience focuses on the latest in basic husbandry techniques, exhibit design, support for regional conservation programs, and effective conservation messaging in a zoo or aquarium collection. Participants will learn not only about amphibian husbandry, but also how to connect with conservation projects, breeding program management, enrichment basics, amphibian health fundamentals, and more to improve amphibian management at their institutions and impact amphibians globally. Under guidance of the Amphibian Taxon Advisory Group (ATAG), AMS provides knowledge about amphibians and skills for managing these sensitive species in captivity that are essential for anyone working directly with amphibians in a zoo, aquarium, conservation, or research settings. AMS is ideal for novice to moderate amphibian zoo keepers, animal health, research or education staff who need more training on handling and husbandry of amphibians, and representatives of nature centers and natural history museums or science centers with limited amphibian experience. Course includes field trip to look for wild mudpuppies!
Course fees are $600 (AZA individual members) or $700 (non-AZA member) if registered by the Early bird date of November 15, 2016; registration fee goes up and additional $50 after November 15, so apply now! Course registration and payment available at https://store.detroitzoo.org/WebStore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=ATAG&C=AMS
Hotel will be the Kingsley Inn - Double $119.00/King $109.00 http://www.thekingsleyinn.com/. Airport shuttle/taxi will need to be arranged by students; shuttle companies from Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport (DTW) will be shared once identified. Shuttles between hotel and school will be provided.
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay will be hosting its Annual Aquatic Medicine Seminar on March 3, 4, and 5, 2017. We will be hosting another fantastic line-up again in 2017 (see below) and offering our wet lab. This is an outstanding opportunity for C.E. credit and offers participants the chance to network with some of the industries top professionals.
Save the Date
Sea Otter Conservation Workshop X
Registration will open December 1, 2016.
Abstracts/short descriptions must be submitted via Dropbox by February 1, 2017. Due to space limitations, you will not be able to present if your abstract isn’t received by that date.
Thanks for understanding!
To upload your abstract please label it firstinitial.lastname.abstract and upload documents here: Sea Otter Workshop 2017.