[MARMAM] Workshop: Cetacean Conservation in Southern Africa

Dylan Walker dylan at worldcetaceanalliance.org
Thu May 4 10:09:03 PDT 2017


*World Whale Conference Workshop: Cetacean Conservation in Southern Africa
– challenges and opportunities *



Dear all,


*Please join us for a 1-day workshop on Sunday 23 June at the World Whale
Conference, Durban, South Africa *



*Aim:* Identify key issues and challenges affecting cetaceans and their
habitats in southern Africa and discuss practical solutions through
research, conservation, and collaboration.



*Summary *

Hosted by the World Cetacean Alliance and Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention
Bureau as part of the 4th World Whale Conference, this workshop will unite
national, regional and global stakeholders from cetacean conservation and
research backgrounds, the whale watching industry, travel, and government
representatives, to share evidence and discuss strategies to ensure the
protection of cetaceans across southern Africa. The workshop will welcome
short talks from across disciplines, aimed at highlighting the key threats
to cetaceans in the region. The afternoon session will look at the
challenges and opportunities to mitigate these threats in the context of
the unique cultural, political, economic, and environmental situation in
the region.



*Workshop Proposal Submission Guidelines*


If you wish to submit a proposal to provide a short talk at the Workshop
please email dylan at worldcetaceanalliance.org as soon as possible with a
short summary proposal (less than 300 words).



*Organising a workshop*


Workshops are open to all delegates and on all subjects relating to
cetaceans. If room space becomes limited, priority will be given to
workshops focused on African cetaceans or of likely interest to African
participants.


It will be the responsibility of the workshop organiser to set appropriate
participant fees, collect these and pass them over to the Conference
Organiser.  It will also be the responsibility of the workshop organiser to
provide receipts to attendees, and create a list of attendees – copy to the
Conference Organiser. Fees should cover the costs of hiring the venue and
any facilities required, and if provided, all refreshments. The workshop
organiser can look for sponsors to cover these costs. For any general
questions concerning workshops please contact the Conference Organiser at
admin at worldwhaleconference.org



*Workshop fees*


Full Day: South African Rand (ZAR) 500 per attendee

Half Day: South African Rand (ZAR) 300 per attendee

**Minimum number of attendees = 10**

(The fee includes use of venue, wireless HD projector, pointers/presenters,
complimentary 500MB voucher per delegate, conference stationery, 1 x flip
chart with markers, refreshments on arrival/mid-morning/afternoon, bottled
water, cordials, sweets and lunch(full day only).)


Workshop organisers and participants are required to be registered
conference delegates (delegate fees apply). See
http://worldwhaleconference.org/




Dylan Walker


Chief Executive Officer


*World Cetacean Alliance *


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*The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is a Partnership of over 90 non-profit
organisations, whale and dolphin watching tour operators and individuals in
40 countries worldwide working collaboratively to protect cetaceans and
their habitats. World Cetacean Alliance, the Secretariat to the
Partnership, is a UK registered Charity no. 1160484. *

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