The Pan-African Ornithological Congress, at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, scheduled for November 2020 has been postponed for two years until November 2022 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.