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7th World Mountain Ungulate Conference


Attendees will be invited to submit oral
and poster abstracts on the following topics:

1. taxonomy
2. genetics
3. ecology
4. behavior 
5. disease
6. management and conservation (species, habitat/nutrition) 
7. community-based conservation
8. role of sustainable use in funding and supporting Caprinae species conservation
9. climate change effects on mountain ungulates
10. national and international laws, policies and Caprinae species assessments

September 10, 11, 12 and 13 – work sessions, poster and oral presentations and field trip to Yellowstone National Park and the Northern Range

Conference Chairs
Kurt Alt, Conservation Director, Montana and International Projects, Wild Sheep Foundation
Dr. Raul Valdez, Research Affiliate, New Mexico State University (member of Caprinae Specialist Group)
Prof. Sandro Lovari, U.R. Ecologia comportamentale, Etologia e Gestione della fauna, Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Siena, Italy (Co-chair of Caprinae Specialist Group)
Dr. Juan Herrero, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Technical School of Huesca, University of Zaragoza, Spain (Co-chair of Caprinae Specialist Group)
Honorary Chair - Dr Eleftherios Hadjisterkotis, Environment Officer, Agricultural Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Nicosia Cyprus (Past Chairman 6th Congress, Nicosia Cyprus).

Plenary Speakers
Dr. Valerius Geist, Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary Alberta, Canada
Dr. Charudutt Mishra, Science and Conservation Director of the Snow Leopard Trust (USA) and Senior Scientist, Nature Conservation Foundation (India)
Dr. Marco Festa-Bianchet, Dept. de biologie, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Dr. Luca Corlatti, Postdoc, Wildlife Ecology and Management, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Dr. Sandro Lovari, U.R. Ecologia comportamentale, Etologia e Gestione della fauna, Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Siena, Italy
Dr. Mark Boyce, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada
Dr. Jon Swenson, Dept. Ecology and Natural Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, As, Norway 
Dr. Peregrine Wolff, DVM, Wildlife Veterinarian, Nevada Dept. of Wildlife, Reno, Nevada, USA
Mr. Shane Mahoney, President and CEO, Conservation Visions Inc., St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Major Financial Sponsors: Wild Sheep Foundation and Safari Club International Foundation

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