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September 4-8, 2016

African Congress for Conservation Biology

The 3rd Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) Africa Section Regional Conference is a significant event that seeks to coalesce continent wide scientific research and information, energy and expertise on conservation challenges in the milieu of globalization. The conference will give much needed support to international agreements at the regional and local levels in favor of improved governance of biodiversity as part of the Convention on Biological Diversity and Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030. For five days, conferences and workshops will bring together researchers, PhD students, policy makers, field managers and socio-economic actors interested in the future of biodiversity in Sub Saharan Africa.

The objectives of the conference :
– Present an overview of research on conservation biology scenarios in Africa and identify the issues and research questions in connection with the expectations of local stakeholders.

– Enable the development of new partnerships and encourage the development of research projects involving researchers from the North and South and local stakeholders involved in the management and use of biodiversity as well as projects with the potential to generate new ‘decision support and management tools in a few years.

– Provide food for thought for the establishment of SCB in Africa and examine how African actors can mobilize to face this challenge.

More information can be found here.

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