Deadline for registration to the Saker Falcon conference is extended till July 21st

Jul 03, 2023
Extended deadline
Deadline for the registration and submission of the abstract for the Saker Falcon conference is extended till July 21st.

You can still have the chance to register to the conference by filling in the form and attaching your abstract.

The conference will be held in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria from 12th till 15th of October 2023.
The conference is part of the activities of the "LIFE for Falcons" project, funded by the LIFE programme of the EU.

The research topics that could be presented during the conference may include the following themes:
  • Saker Falcon status and research – population status and trends, research methods and innovations, GPS telemetry, migration, dispersal, habitat use, genetics, breeding biology and ecology
  • Threats to falcons – poaching, nest robbing, poisoning, electrocution and collision, habitat loss, etc.
  • Saker Falcon Conservation – approaches and methods, international cooperation, community activities, habitat management and restoration, captive breeding and reintroductions
  • Conservation biology of Small mammals – threats, habitat management, genetics, captive breeding, translocations etc. 

As part of the conference, the symbolic hosts from Green Balkans will organise and cover the costs for all meals and will organise a field trip to the Saker Falcon breeding habitats, and to the Saker Falcon reintroduction sites in Bulgaria.

Conference format is in person. Upon agreement with the organising committee, prerecorded talks can be broadcasted online.

There will be key plenary talks (30 min), standard plenary talks (15 min), short talks (5 min) and poster sessions.

Original research articles on Saker Falcon or on small mammals but related to birds of prey will be published in the Journal Ornis Hungarica. You can read more about the Journal here.