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Notice on the 16th International Seminar on Goose and IUCN/WI Goose Specialist Group Meeting

Time: Nov. 22-25, 2014

Venue: Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS, Beijing, China

Sponsor: Species Survival Commission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN-SSC) and Goose Specialist Group of Wetlands International

Organizer: Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS

Co-organizer: China Ornithological Society

1. About the Meeting

There are globally nine flyways for waterbirds. With the rapid growth of population and economy, the East Asian-Australasian flyway has become the most threatened one, with 50% of the known waterbird species suffering from number decrease. To promote the research and protection of geese on this flyway, the Goose Specialist Group decide to hold this meeting.

2. Content of the Meeting

Goose experts and eco-environmental scholars from a number of countries and regions including the U.S., Russia, Denmark, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia and China will be invited to the seminar to share the latest developments in their research on geese and to discuss the research on and the protection of geese on the East Asian-Australasian flyway. On this basis, an East Asian cooperation network on geese will be established and the topics of research priorities, monitoring and protection will be discussed.

Planned topics of the meeting include:

3. Academic Committee

Chairman: Bart Ebbinge (the Netherlands)

Members: Anthony Fox (Denmark), Cao Lei (China), John Takekawa (U.S.),   Matsayuki Kurechi (Japan), Ray Alisauskas (Canada)

4. Conference Registration Venue

Xijiao Hotel

Wangzhuang Road 18, Haidian District, Beijing