The Pan-African Ornithological Congress, at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, scheduled for November 2020 has been postponed for a year until November 2021 because of Covid19.
Proposed migrant landbird relevant symposia that the MLSG are involved with
- Developing capacity of early-career conservation leaders in Africa
- Tracking migrants to reveal the diversity of spatiotemporal strategies and ultimately understand the ecology of migration
- Integrating science, policy and development to address unsustainable land use linked to African-Eurasian migrant landbird declines
A key session we are involved in is:
Integrating science, policy and development to address unsustainable land use linked to African-Eurasian migrant landbird declines
Morning – Science meets policy
This will include speed talks from researchers showcasing the diversity of studies on migrant landbird declines organized by the MLSG. As many 3 minute talks as possible will be included, favouring early career researchers to highlight the science being carried out on African-Eurasian migrant landbirds throughout Africa.
Afternoon – Policy meets science
Break out group discussions to identify science gaps for policy makers in Africa
Evening – Round table session – networking for migrant landbird researchers and policy makers
Speed dating type format.
The MLSG will also be contributing to running experimental design and analysis help workshops. We will assemble a list of experienced researchers attending the conference that are willing to give up a few hours of their time during the week in 1:1 sessions with an early career researcher or student to troubleshoot experimental design or analysis.