[MARMAM] FW: International Sirenain Symposium

Nicole Adimey nicole_adimey at fws.gov
Mon Sep 2 19:17:01 PDT 2013

*The Sixth International Sirenian Symposium*

The Sixth International Sirenian Symposium will be held on Saturday,
December 7, 2013 in conjunction with the 20th Biennial Conference on the
Biology of Marine Mammals in Dunedin, New Zealand.  This symposium will be
 kindly sponsored by the Secretariat of the Dugong MOU*, Convention on
Migratory Species Office - Abu Dhabi.

The aim of this full-day symposium,  in collaboration with the IUCN
Sirenian Specialists Group, is to foster communication between researchers,
managers, and policy makers. Scientists and managers representing countries
from all over the globe are invited to present new information on Sirenian
conservation and management, stranding response and medical assessment,
monitoring applications, and general biology and research. A special
session will be devoted to Dugong conservation efforts in the Indo-Pacific.
The symposium will include presentations, a poster session, and a Q & A
session. Sirenian items will be available for purchase to raise funds for
future student travel scholarships.

The cost of this workshop is $10.00.  Space is limited, so please register

If you would like to submit a presentation or poster please send an
electronic copy of your abstract (300 word limit) to Nicole Adimey (*
nicoleadimey at gmail.com*) by *September 30, 2013*.

*MOU: "The Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management
of Dugongs (Dugong dugon) and their Habitats throughout their Range"

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