[MARMAM] Workshop on Research and Conservation of the genus Sotalia
sal at ensp.fiocruz.br
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SOCIEDAD LATINOAMERICANA DE ESPECIALISTAS EN MAMIFEROS ACUATICOS-SOLAMAC
LATIN AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AQUATIC MAMMAL SPECIALISTS
THE LATIN AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AQUATIC MAMMALS LAJAM
A N N O U N C E M E N T
Workshop on Research and Conservation of the genus Sotalia
Following deliberations at its eleventh biennial
meeting in Quito, Ecuador in 2004, SOLAMAC is
organizing a Workshop on Research and
Conservation of the genus Sotalia to be held in
the seaside resort town of Buzios, Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil, between 19 and 23 June 2006. The
aim of the workshop is to address the
conservation, biology and taxonomy of the genus
Sotalia. Specific objectives are:
· to ascertain the current status of Sotalia;
· to identify where and what data are scarce and needed;
· to make recommendations for further
research, legislative and management measures, and conservation programs; and
· to contribute and further the
implementation of international and national
conservation and management Action Plans of relevance to the species.
This five-day workshop is expected to bring
together approximately 50 people. Participation
at the workshop will be by invitation only. All
invited participants are expected to contribute
with an abstract and working paper in English on
the main focus areas for the Workshop:
distribution and status, taxonomy, natural
history, major threats, research and monitoring,
conservation and management including socio-economic aspects.
Working languages of the workshop will be Spanish
and Portuguese. English translation will be
considered on the basis of English-speaking confirmed participants.
Results of the workshop will be published as a
Special Issue of The Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals-LAJAM.
Financial support is provided by MBR- Minerações
Brasileiras Reunidas S.A. and other prospective
Brazilian and international partners.
Institutional support is given by FIOCRUZ,
Wildlife Conservation Society-Brazil and Brazilian private sector partners.
Workshop schedule deadlines are provided below.
Letters of invitation, provisional workshop
agenda, participation confirmation forms, as well
as presentation and paper formats will be forwarded in due course.
Direct all inquiries to:
On behalf of SOLAMAC- Salvatore Siciliano,
President: <mailto:sal at ensp.fiocruz.br>sal at ensp.fiocruz.br
Workshop Schedule Deadlines for Invited Participants
* Abstract 15 February 2006
* Working Paper 30 April 2006 (to
<mailto:sal at ensp.fiocruz.br>sal at ensp.fiocruz.br)
* Participation Confirmation Forms 10 May 2006
* Sotalia Workshop 19-23 June 2006
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