[MARMAM] Workshop on Research and Conservation of the genus Sotalia

Salvatore Siciliano sal at ensp.fiocruz.br
Mon Nov 21 01:44:19 PST 2005


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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