Conference on migratory birds to be held from Nov 18

ST CORRESPONDENT
Friday, 8 November 2019

The conference is open to all, and those interested can visit and register at  https://cwamwaf.in/conference/ 

PUNE: While India lies at the heart of the Central Asian Flyway (CAF), one of the nine major designated routes of migratory birds in the world, a host of issues like climate change, developmental projects and increasing human population are posing  challenges to this journey.

Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) has organised a five-day international conference on ‘Wetland and Migratory Waterbirds of the Asian Flyways’ in Lonavla from November 18 to 22, where conservationists from all over the world will discuss the major issues that are threatening to affect the routes of the migratory birds adversely, and how this would affect us all.

What does it mean to protect and conserve these habitats? What are the issues that pose a challenge to both the government and civil society groups to manage these habitats? And how does this concern all of us, are some topics that will be discussed. 

The conference is open to all, and those interested can visit and register at  https://cwamwaf.in/conference/ 

The warm climate and rich food resources along diverse habitats like wetlands, grasslands, forests, coastlines and agricultural fields on the CAF attract a wide variety of winter migrants.

PLENARY SPEAKERS
- Dr Taej Mundkur, International Waterbird Census Coordinator and Senior Technical Officer, Wetlands International Patricia Zurita, CEO Birdlife International
- Evgeny Syroechkovskiy, PhD, Deputy Director of All-Russian Institute for Nature Conservation (ARRINC) All-Russian Research Institute for Nature Conservation
- Courtney Price, Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative Global Flyway Coordinator and Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Communications Manager

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