MEDITERRANEAN SEABIRD ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION : UPDATE AND PROGRESS
Pan-Mediterranean Symposium Organized by MEDMARAVIS and Porto Conte Regional Park
In association with PIM Mediterranean Small Islands Initiative
Alghero (Sardinia) : 14 - 17 October 2011
SECOND CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
This symposium is the 13th in a series of Pan-Mediterranean conferences on seabird ecology and conservation and the 8th symposium dedicated to seabird research throughout the Mediterranean and the wintering territories beyond.
The symposium will take place in the historic city centre of Alghero located on the North-West coast of Sardinia. Alghero is a walled town on the seafront containing picturesque medieval streets with a distinctive Catalan influence. There are plenty of opportunities for sites to visit nearby such as the maritime caves of Neptune, several Nuraghe prehistoric sites, a vast array of sandy beaches, not to mention the magnificent coastal scenery of Porto Conte, the Argentiera coast up North or the dramatic scenery of the coastline towards Bosa, holding breeding sites of Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus and Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanii. Nearby seabird colonies are situated at the limestone cliffs of Capo Caccia holding a large colony of Cory’s Shearwater Calonectris diomedea and Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus as well as at the Asinara Island National Park (Audouin’s Gull Larus audouinii, Mediterranean Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis demarestii, and on nearby islets : Common Tern Sterna hirundo, Little Tern Sterna albifrons).
HOW TO GET THERE
Alghero airport is situated at a 10 minutes drive from the city centre.
The conference language is english. No simultaneous interpretation will be made avaible. Authors wishing to present a paper at the conference may benefit from translation assistance. Please contact the Conference Secretariat if you need any help for presenting your manuscript in english.
The Alghero 2011 Symposium is aimed at students and researchers dealing with seabird biology, at natural history NGO’s, managers of coastal & marine protected areas as well as at institutional agencies whose work deals with the conservation of coastal and marine habitats.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Participants wishing to present a research paper or poster are requested to submit their abstract in english to the Conference Secretariat.
Abstracts should not exceed a full A.4 page typeset on Word in Helvetica Font of 10 points.
A registration form is available on the MEDMARAVIS website. No conference registration fee is charged. Yet, a 50 Euro fee will be charged for participants wishing to take part in the excursion in the Porto Conte Regional Park scheduled for Monday 17th October 2011. This fee, payable upon arrival, includes transport by coach as well as lunch.
All accepted papers and posters will be published in english in the set of conference proceedings. Manuscripts in english should not exceed 8 pages for Papers and 4 pages for Posters including all figures and references.
The Conference Editor will contact all authors upon acceptance of their abstracts.