Symposia & Round Table Discussions

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Symposium 1. Tracking migrants to reveal the diversity of spatiotemporal strategies and ultimately understand the ecology of migration
Symposium leader: Kasper Thorup

Symposium 2. Wetlands and waterbirds
Symposium leaders: Tim Dodman, Achilles Byaruhanga and Khady Gueye Fall

Symposium 3. Raptors and the Anthropocene
Symposium leaders: Kailen Padayachee and Petra Sumasgutner

Symposium 4. Nature conservation and the arts in Africa
Symposium leader: Daniel Flenley

Symposium 5. Impacts of renewable energy, and the rapid electrification of Africa on bird populations
Symposium leaders: Alvaro Camina and Sam Ralston

Symposium 6. Developing capacity of early-career conservation leaders in Africa
Symposium leaders: Julius Arinaitwe and Sherilyn Bos

Symposium 7. Plight of African hornbills and conservation innovation
Symposium leader: Lucy Kemp

Symposium 8. CMS Vulture Multispecies Action Plan: implementation in sub-Saharan Africa – an assessment of progress
Symposium leader: Andre Botha

Symposium 9. Integrating science, policy and development to address unsustainable land use linked to African-Eurasian migrant landbird declines
Symposium leader: Samuel Temidayo Osinubi

Symposium 10. Forest and woodland in a changing world: challenges for biodiversity conservation
Symposium leaders: Tiwonge Mzumara-Gawa & Anthony Cizek

Symposium 11. Species conservation
Submitted talks

Symposium 12. BirdMap: a bird atlas protocol for all of Africa
Symposium leader: Michael Brooks

Symposium 13. Vulture Safe Zones
Submitted talks

Symposium 14. Bird monitoring to support decision making and reporting to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs)
Symposium leaders: Humbu Mafumo, Gwawr Jones, Sarah Scott

Symposium 15. African heron research and conservation: global linkages, local impacts
Symposium leader: Doug Harebottle

Symposium 16. Parasitism and mutualism
Submitted talks

Symposium 17. Bioacoustics
Submitted talks

Symposium 18. Poison response training for bird conservation: developing best practices
Symposium leader: Corinne Kendall

Symposium 19. West African birds as indicators of biodiversity
Symposium leader: Nico Arcilla

Symposium 20. Human and honeyguide interactions
Submitted talks

Symposium 21. Foraging ecology and biogeography
Submitted talks

Symposium 22. Innovation in vulture conservation: a socio-environmental perspective
Symposium leaders: William Bowerman and Linda van den Heever

Symposium 23. Avian life history seasonality in changing African environments
Symposium leaders: Chima Nwaogu, Elizabeth Yohannes, Joseph Mwangi Muthahi, Barbara Helm

Symposium 24. Urban wetland conservation management – goals, experiences and challenges
Symposium leader: Robert Cunliffe

Symposium 25. Conservation and demographics
Submitted talks

Symposium 26. Flamingos in a changing world
Symposium leader: Catherine King

Round Table Discussions

Round Table Discussion 1: Sharing lessons on promoting conservation and responding to development pressure at Africa’s iconic sites (IBAs/KBAs)
Led by: Ken Mwathe and Bronwyn Maree

Round Table Discussion 2: Birding apps and the use of technology in bird conservation
Led by: John Caddick

Round Table Discussion 3: Developing capacity of early-career conservation leaders in Africa
Led by: Julius Arinaitwe and Sherilyn Bos

Round Table Discussion 4: Making ornithology accessible, inclusive and diverse
Led by: Merlyn Nomusa Nkomo

Round Table Discussion 5: Vulture Conservation Forum and Vulture Safe Zones
Led by: Salisha Chandra and Hanneline Smit-Robinson

Round Table Discussion 6: Waterbirds and the East Atlantic Flyway
Led by: Tim Dodman, Achilles Byaruhanga and Khady Gueye Fall

Round Table Discussion 7: Integrating science, policy and development to address unsustainable land use linked to African-Eurasian migrant landbird declines
Led by: Samuel Temidayo Osinubi

Round Table Discussion 8: The African Bird Atlas project –  European ornithology’s greatest need
Led by: Ulf Ottossen

Round Table Discussion 9: JNCC – Bird monitoring to support decision making and reporting to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs)
Led by: Humbu Mafumo, Gwawr Jones and Sarah Scott

Round Table Discussion 10: Going, going, gone: tackling the illegal killing of birds for belief-based use
Led by: Salisha Chandra and Darcy Ogada

Round Table Discussion 11: Community involvement in avitourism, ornithological research, and bird conservation
Led by: Andrew de Blocq

Round Table Discussion 12: Long term conservation action plan for Secretarybirds
Led by: Melissa Whitecross

Round Table Discussion 13: Bird ringing in Africa
Led by: Dieter Oschadleus

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