Asian raptor meeting

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Subject: Asian raptor meeting
From: Lim Kim Chye <>
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2016 21:59:22 +0000
Hi all

Just to share the following announcement on the biennial conference of the
Asian Raptor Research & Conservation Networ (ARRCN) ( to be held in Philippines in Oct 2017.
The *10th Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network Symposium* will be
held on *18-22 October 2017* at *Ateneo de Davao University, Roxas Avenue,
Davao City, Philippines*. Hosted by the *Philippine Eagle Foundation* in
partnership with the *Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network* and
co-organized by Ateneo de Davao University, City Government of Davao City,
Department of Tourism Region 11, and the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines
– Raptor Group.
Symposium theme: “*Renewing Raptor People Ties through Community Based
Key Symposium Activities:

1. ARRCN bazaar. Those with things to sell or distribute (e.g., educational
materials, research equipment, community livelihood products) can sign up
for display tables/booths.
2. Country Reports. A 10 minute oral presentations on the status of raptor
migration watch by a representative from each of the member countries.
3. Regular Contributed Papers (Oral Presentations and Posters). A 15-minute
oral presentations or posters on aspects of resident and migratory raptors
including research, and site conservation action, advocacy, education,
citizen science, tourism and policy.
4. Student Presentation (Oral and Poster). Students currently enrolled will
be given opportunity to present their researches on raptors and raptor
conservation. There will be limited travel grants for students.
5. Workshops/ Roundtable Discussions. Concurrent 3 hour-long workshops on
important aspects of raptor research and conservation.
6. ARRCN Annual General Meeting. Member updates will be presented,
discussed and deliberated. Bids to host the 2019 symposium are presented.

In terms of relevance to the Australasian context, certain migratory
raptors from East Asia e.g. Chinese Sparrowhawk, Japanese Sparrowhawk and
Oriental Honey Buzzard often reach this region and several resident raptors
here are also found in eastern Indonesia e.g. Australian Kestrel, Pacific
Baza, Whistling Kite. More details on the symposium can be found in the
ARRCN website.
Best regards
Kim Chye
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