International Saker Falcon conference in Bulgaria in 2023

Apr. 13, 2023
„LIFE for Falcons“ project team is delighted to announce the International Saker Falcon conference which will be held in Bulgaria this autumn. 
The conference aims to gather species experts to share their experience in the field of Saker Falcon conservation and research. The conference will include a general plenary, poster session and round tables. A side event on small mammal conservation will be held as well.

We welcome abstract submissions on:
  • 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. 

Dates: 12-15 October 2023

Conference location: Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

Conference format: In person. Upon agreement with the organizing committee prerecorded talks can be broadcast online. There will be key plenary talks (30 min), standard plenary talks (15 min), short talks (5 min) and poster sessions. Field trip will be offered on the last day of the conference.

Working language: English 

Important dates: 
May 1st –  Start of registration
July 1st – End of registration and abstract submissions
December 1st – Deadline for submitting full articles for publication

Conference proceedings publication 

Conference proceedings and full articles will be published in a special issue of a scientific journal

For more information:
Hristina Klisurova, project coordinator Green Balkans
Mobile.: 0886570053