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The International Conference „European bison management – lessons from the past” will take place on 10-12 October 2012 in Białowieża
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The international conference „European bison management – lessons from the past” will take place on 10-12 October 2012 in Białowieża, Poland and will be organised by the Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The conference is funded by the European Union BIOCONSUS project.
The European bison is the largest terrestrial mammal in Europe and a flagship species for nature conservation. The Bison Action Plan developed under the aegis of the International Union for Nature Conservation (IUCN) has identified several threats to the species. In addition to isolation, low levels of genetic variability, and the small size of free-ranging bison populations, the inappropriate forms of management based on traditional methods has been recognized as a major threat. Successful bison conservation requires collaboration among managers, researchers, and policymakers to develop science-based management. It also needs extended ecological knowledge to devise appropriate management regimes and to achieve the agreed aims. The new reintroduction projects that have been started in western Europe during the past years, and others that are being planned in the near future, need to be served by management guidelines based on ecological knowledge to assure the long term survival and development of free ranging bison herds.
We would like to invite you to participate in the international conference „European bison management – lessons from the past”. The main aim of the conference is to bring together researchers, managers, and policy makers working with European bison, and representatives of future re-introduction projects, to explore past and current experiences and knowledge and to discuss challenges for future conservation management. The conference will also be an opportunity to establish collaborations and exchange experiences and knowledge.

More information:
Dr. Rafał Kowalczyk, email: rkowal@ibs.bialowieza.pl
Dorota Ławreszuk, email: dlawreszuk@ibs.bialowieza.pl
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Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and
demonstration under grant agreement No 245737.
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