IVth International Wildlife Management Congress to be held in Durban, South Africa from 9 – 12 July 2012

The Wildlife Society, in partnership with the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa, South African National Parks, and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife will be hosting the IVth International Wildlife Management Congress at the Nkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Center, Durban, South Africa from 9-12 July 2012.

This is the first time the Congress will be held in Africa. The first three Congresses were held in Costa Rica, Hungary, and New Zealand in 1993, 1999, and 2003 respectively.

The theme of the IVth International Wildlife Management Congress is Cooperative Wildlife Management across Borders: Learning in the Face of Change.

Sub-themes will include:
Human dimensions of wildlife management and conservation (i.e.: conflict, urban, land use)
Professional development and training
Climate change
Wildlife health and disease
Wildlife population management
Endangered species recovery
Invasive species
Trans-border cooperation and conservation
Natural resource use and sustainability
Habitat restoration, modification and stewardship
The rhino panel discussion will investigate how the current crisis reflects other illegal species trade concerns, what can be ascertained from the current situation and which interventions could be extrapolated globally.

The organisers believe that the issue of learning from each other’s experience is core to this congress, as the challenges that people in the environmental sector are experiencing today are not unique and often part of global challenges.

Registration is still open and delegates are encouraged to register as soon as possible.


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