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The 1st Regional Malay Tapir Symposium

View Regional Symposium report here
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It has been five years since the IUCN TSG Malay Tapir Conservation workshop was held in Krau Wildlife Reserve, Malaysia (2003). Happily, since then lots in-situ and ex-situ tapir conservation and research activities have taken place in the region. The new knowledge, combined with continuous changes in land-use in the region, convinced us that there is a need to assemble regional resource personnel to exchange ideas, results and experiences as well as to update the 2003 Malay Tapir Action plan.

Consequently, the Malaysian Department of Wildlife and National Parks, (DWNP) in collaboration with Copenhagen Zoo, will be organizing the 1st Regional Malay Tapir Symposium in Malaysia in 2008. The The Symposium will take place over two (2) days from 3rd to 4th of April, 2008. The date has been chosen so that it is possible to share some of the Regional Symposium results with colleagues at the 4th International Symposium in Mexico in April/May, 2008.

A preliminary programme can be downloaded as PDF file here. Please note that this is only a tentative programme where amendments may occur as we receive confirmation and additional suggestions from participants. We would like to be flexible enough to accommodate as much information transfer as possible, but for the moment, we have allocated nine (9) paper presentations, which corresponds to two papers from each range country (Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia) plus an extra topic.  However, we are open the idea of accommodating more papers if it turns out there is a need for it. So please don’t forget to check back often for more updates.

Additional information
Registration and fee (free)
Registration must be done by email to ctraeholt@pd.jaring.my with cc to zainal@wildlife.gov.my on the official registration form.

There will be no registration fee for this Symposium. DWNP and Copenhagen Zoo is generously providing accommodation and food (3 days) and DWNP will contribute with working space and equipment needed for the Symposium.

We have allocated two (2) travelling grants each for Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand researchers. Airfares will cover travel with Air Asia unless it is not available. We will organize the bookings from Kuala Lumpur when we receive names on the people who will be travelling on the grants. Additional stay in Malaysia will be at the participant’s own cost. It is expected that personnel who enjoy a travel grant will make a presentation at the Symposium.

Number of participants
In order to keep administration cost at a minimum while maintaining an appropriate number of presentations and high degree of quality discussions, we wish to limit the number of participants to a maximum of 30 people.

Presentations
For all paper presentations, you are required to submit an abstract of your presentation. All abstracts will be edited and printed for all participants at the Symposium. Deadline for abstract submission is 1st of February, 2008.

Hotel Booking
We will sort out the hotel booking. Please be aware that, in order to facilitate administration and safe cost when possible, accommodation will be on a room-share basis i.e. two people to a room. Therefore, when you make your registration,  able/willing to share a room with your colleague/friend.

Accompanying guests (spouse, children) will have to pay for their own food and accommodation. However, we can make the necessary bookings. Please state the number of travelers in the registration form (downloadable).

Information
Updated information will be posted on the website. Please visit the site for updates. www.malaytapir.org

 


 
 
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