Good news here after a long time! One of my abstracts titled ‘assessment of the vulnerability of freshwater crayfish to climate change‘ has been accepted for oral and poster presentation in the International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) 2017 to be held in Cartagena, Colombia during July 23-27, 2017. The ICCB 2017 is the 28th event of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB). The theme for ICCB 2017 is Insights for sustaining life on Earth, a response to the need for conservation science to help create a better tomorrow for both biodiversity and people who depend upon it.
Conservation science must inform the latest research findings to local, national, and international efforts for effective, just, and enduring conservation of biodiversity. Researchers, students, agency personnel, environmental educators, practitioners, and other conservation stakeholders will join the ICCB 2017 for lively discussions on the nexus between biodiversity conservation and genetics, ecology, evolution, biogeography, climate change, anthropology, history, psychology, economics, conservation marketing, religion, and more.
The site for ICCB 2017 is Cartagena, Colombia, a vibrant coastal city with a rich cultural heritage that serves as a gateway to one of the most biodiverse countries on earth! Nested between two continents, Colombia is a country of contrasts. To the west lies the Pacific Ocean, where hundreds of humpback whales mate and give birth not far off the coast. The Caribbean Sea and its mangrove ecosystem lie north. The Andes Cordillera, home to the Andean condor, traverses the central region, and the Amazon region of Colombia covers the south, where the Amazon river dolphin (pink dolphin) is found. Cartagena is an UNESCO World Heritage site located southwest of the Sierra Santa Marta, a biodiversity hotspot. Hope this will be a great experience to shape my scientific endeavors.