23 MEETING OF THE ALPINE IBEX EUROPEAN SPECIALIST GROUP (GSE- AIESG)

23 MEETING OF THE ALPINE IBEX EUROPEAN SPECIALIST GROUP (GSE- AIESG)

29-31 OCTOBER 2015

KALS AM GROSSGLOCKNER (A)

HOHE TAUERN NATIONAL PARK

organized by

Nationalpark Hohe Tauern [Austria]
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso [Italia]

supported by the Tiroler Jägerverband

under the endorsement of the

Alpine Network of Protected Areas ALPARC

IUCN Caprinae Specialist Group

FIRST CALL
The Gran Paradiso National Park and the Hohe Tauern National Park are pleased to invite you to the 23rd Meeting of the Alpine Ibex European Specialist Group - Gruppo Stambecco Europa (GSE- AIESG) that will be held in Kals am Großglockner (Hohe Tauern National Park) on 29-31 October 2015.
The aim of the meeting is to update the knowledge on the status and distribution of Alpine ibex and to share the results of the latest research on this species. The conference is open to researchers, experts, managers and to everybody interested in this species.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME
The scientific programme will include invited lectures, contributed talks and posters. The programme will be divided into a session on the status and distribution of Alpine ibex populations and various thematic sessions on genetics, population ecology, behaviour, physiology, diseases and conservation.

The tentative schedule of the meeting will be as follows:

29 october, afternoon

Opening of the meeting

Overview on status and distribution of populations in the Alps done by Alice Brambilla followed by discussion with the delegates

Thematic session

30 october, morning and afternoon

Thematic sessions

31 october, morning

Excursion in the Hohe Tauern National Park and closing of the meeting

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
The official languages of the meeting will be English. Translation services to German and from German to English will be provided.

REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION OF CONTRIBUTIONS
The deadline for registration and submission of contributions is 15th August 2015. Registration to the meeting is free but only delegates who registered before the deadline will be allowed to attend. To register to the meeting please fill the online registration form.

Delegates who want to present a contribution are asked to send a brief abstract (max 250 words) including title, authors and affiliations, type of contribution (oral presentation or poster), in english language along with the online registration form. Each speaker will have 20 minutes available for their presentation and 5 minutes for questions. Delegates will receive a confirmation of their registration and submission within two weeks after the deadline.

HOW TO REACH THE MEETING AND ACCOMODATION
Kals am Großglockner is accessible with public transport or by car.
For instruction on how to reach Kals am Großglockner see the interactive map.
Hohe Tauern National Park will provide a list of hotels or guest rooms with the second announcement to all registered delegates.
The second announcement, with informations on accommodation and the detailed programme, will be sent only to delegates registered before the deadline.
Hoping in a wide participation we look forward to your registration and to welcome you in Kals am Großglockner!

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Bruno Bassano - Gran Paradiso National Park

Gunther Greßmann - Hohe Tauern National Park

Achaz von Hardenberg - Gran Paradiso National Park

Flurin Filli - Swiss National Park

Anton Larcher - Tyrolean Hunting association

Hermann Stotter - Hohe Tauern National Park

Alice Brambilla - DSTA, University of Pavia

 

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

Ente Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso

Servizio sanitario e della ricerca scientifica

Via della Rocca, 47 - 10123 – Torino (Italy)

e-mail: gse@pngp.it  tel. +39-11-8606211

http://www.pngp.it/gse