Eurosite VII Spoonbill Workshop Santoña, Victoria and Joyel marshes Natural Park, Spain
This Eurosite workshop, presented in collaboration with the International Spoonbill Working Group (ISWG), provides a unique opportunity to celebrate key EU policies, strengthen their implementation and promote the interchange of knowledge, experiences and ideas between people involved in studying and managing wetlands for the conservation of spoonbills and associated waterbird populations. Our aim is to share information and build practical know-how about drivers of population regulation and ways to improve management effectiveness in habitat restoration, especially between the well-known spoonbill Atlantic population / countries and other spoonbill populations / countries. We will also share advances in communication, awareness and raising support to improve waterbird conservation.
Over the last 20 years, the International Spoonbill Working Group (ISWG) has created, developed, stimulated, and coordinated a network of over a hundred people. They are dedicated to studying and managing a wide geographical area that is home to the Eurasian Spoonbill: Platalea leucorodia. In addition, this workshop is important because it will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of both the Birds and Habitats Directives.
To date, eight issues of the Spoonbill Newsletter have been published: http://eurosite.org/en-UK/content/spoonbill-working-group
For more detailed information on the workshop, please download the draft programme below.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE AND FEES: Last Call - Deadline 15th spetember 2012 This five-day Eurosite workshop is organised by the network for the benefit of members and delegates from other organisations participating. The last deadline for registration is the 15th of September 2012. The registration fee for the workshop is 155 €. Student Registration carries a 35€ discount (120€). The Student Registration Fee is available only to students with official documentation showing their status. The Regular and Student Registration Fees include admission to oral and poster sessions, workshop material, official reception and coffee-breaks, local field trips, seawatching at Cantabrian Sea and the 'Spoonbiller party'. Accommodation and travel costs are not included in registration fees (for possibilities please visit the web page). Additional fees will be required for an optional banquet and a whole-day spectacular field trip to Picos de Europa National Park. To register for this unique workshop visit: http://eurosite-spoonbill.espaces-naturels.fr/2012/registration For more information about the workshop please visit: http://eurosite-spoonbill.espaces-naturels.fr/home