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Sixth International Tapir Symposium

IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (TSG)

 

Novotel, Campo Grande, MS, Brazil

November 16-20, 2014

 

Organizers

IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (TSG)
Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Tapir Taxon Advisory Group (TAG)
European Association of Zoos & Aquaria (EAZA) Tapir Taxon Advisory Group (TAG)
Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark
Houston Zoo Inc., United States

 

Call for Abstracts: The Symposium will include paper and poster sessions addressing tapir biology, research and conservation. Submit your abstract for review!

 

Dear Friends,

The IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (TSG) has the pleasure to announce the upcoming Sixth International Tapir Symposium to be held in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil, from 16 to 20 November2014.

The First International Tapir Symposium was held in San José, Costa Rica, in 2001, and brought together for the very first time 85 tapir experts and conservationists from 21 different countries worldwide. For the Second International Tapir Symposium, held in Panama City, Republic of Panama, in 2004, we had the participation of 90 representatives from 19 different countries.  The Third International Tapir Symposium, which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2006, included 100 tapir conservationists from 25 countries worldwide. The Fourth International Tapir Symposium was held in Cancun, Mexico, in 2008, and brought together 110 participants from 27 countries.  The last conference, the Fifth International Tapir Symposium, the first held in a Malayan tapir range country, took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2011, and had an attendance of 95 tapir conservationists from 22 countries.

The Tapir Symposium has proved to be a critical moment for tapir conservation worldwide and the Sixth International Tapir Symposium will once again bring together a multi-faceted group of tapir experts, including field researchers, environmental educators, captivity specialists, academics, veterinarians, governmental authorities, politicians and other interested parties.

Specific topics discussed during the conference will include tapir field research and conservation, population management, veterinary and genetic issues, husbandry and captive management, environmental education and outreach, training and capacity-building, involvement of local communities, re-introductions and translocations, communication and marketing, fundraising, governmental regulations and permits, human-tapir conflicts and many other topics.

The first part of the conference will feature paper and poster presentations as well as keynote speeches, and the second part will be devoted to workshops and round-tables addressing specific topics relevant to tapir conservation. Any suggestions for topics you would like to see included in our program, as well as potential keynote speakers, will be more than welcome. All sessions will be conducted in English and simultaneously translated into Portuguese and Spanish.

Symposium sessions will be carried out at the NOVOTEL in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil. Participants will be staying at NOVOTEL and IBIS HOTEL, located right next to each other. A list of other options for alternative hotels near the conference venue will be provided soon, including contact information and websites.

The main objectives of the conference are:

1    Exchange and discussion of current data on field and captive studies through the presentation of papers, posters and keynote speeches by current tapir conservationists;

2    Opportunity to foster and strengthen our global network of tapir conservationists and supporters;

3    Revision of the TSG Strategic Planning 2012-2014 developed and prioritized during the Fifth Symposium in Malaysia, and evaluation of what has been accomplished over the past three years;

4    Development of the TSG Strategic Planning for 2015-2017, which will allow for the conference recommendations to be carried out, helping to direct the activities and initiatives of the TSG in the following three years until the next symposium;

5    Evaluation of the work of the TSG Action Plan Implementation Taskforce established in Mexico in 2008 with the main objective of promoting the implementation of the IUCN/SSC Tapir Action Plan finalized in 2007;

6    Creation of committees made up of representative tapir conservationists who will develop and prioritize key research, conservation, management and financial issues affecting the plight of endangered tapir species worldwide.

The main partners on the organization of the Sixth International Tapir Symposium are: IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (TSG); Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Tapir Taxon Advisory Group (TAG); European Association of Zoos & Aquaria (EAZA) Tapir Taxon Advisory Group (TAG); Houston Zoo, USA; and Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark. The members of the planning committee are: PATRÍCIA MEDICI, Chair, IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group, Brazil; BENGT HOLST, Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark, Chair, EAZA Tapir TAG, TSG Member, Denmark; MICHELE STANCER, Chair, AZA Tapir TAG, TSG Member, USA; ALBERTO MENDOZA, TSG Member, Mexico & USA; ALAN SHOEMAKER, Permit Advisor, AZA Tapir TAG, TSG Red List Authority, USA; and JEFFREY FLOCKEN, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), TSG Marketing/Education Committee, USA.

Between now and November 2014, our organizing committee will be spending quite a bit of time and energy on putting this conference together! We are currently working to raise the necessary funds for the conference, as well as organizing the local logistics, registration system, conference program, invitations to participants and many other aspects.

We will soon be ready to OPEN FOR REGISTRATION and soon after that we will send out a CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for oral presentations and posters.

We will make sure to keep you all posted about the conference, but in the meantime, make sure to put the Sixth International Tapir Symposium on your schedule for 2014!  We would love to have you all with us in Brazil!

Patrícia Medici

Chair, IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (TSG)

Bengt Holst

Chair, EAZA Tapir TAG

Michele Stancer

Chair, AZA Tapir TAG


Preliminary Conference Program


REGISTRATION FEES

 

OPTION 1 - FULL CONFERENCE SINGLE OCCUPANCY

Novotel (Conference Hotel)

US$1,050 per person = R$2.520 Brazilian Reais

 

Price Includes: Transportation from/to Campo Grande International Airport (arrival on the 16th and departure on the 21st), five (5) nights hotel accommodation at the conference hotel - NOVOTEL - SINGLE occupancy, including taxes and service charge, buffet breakfast at Novotel (17/18/19/20/21 November), buffet lunch at Novotel (17/18/19/20 November), session coffee breaks, icebreaker reception (Nov. 16th), final dinner (Nov. 20th), and conference materials (name tag, conference folder, notebook, pen, t-shirt, and a 1GB memory stick including the symposium Program and Book of Abstracts).

 

Price does NOT include: Personal expenses such as phone calls, internet access, and laundry; airport entrance/departure taxes, meals other than breakfast, lunch, icebreaker and final dinner.

 

Increased Registration Fee after September 15, 2014

Until September 15, 2014US$1,050 per person = R$2.520 Brazilian Reais
After September 15, 2014US$1,150 per person = R$2.760 Brazilian Reais

 

OPTION 2 - FULL CONFERENCE DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Novotel (Conference Hotel)

US$800 per person = R$1.920 Brazilian Reais

 

Price Includes: Transportation from and to Campo Grande International Airport (arrival on the 16th and departure on the 21st), five (5) nights hotel accommodation at the conference hotel - NOVOTEL - DOUBLE occupancy, including taxes and service charge, buffet breakfast at Novotel (17/18/19/20/21 November), buffet lunch at Novotel (17/18/19/20 November), session coffee breaks, icebreaker reception (Nov. 16th), final dinner (Nov. 20th), and conference materials (name tag, conference folder, notebook, pen, t-shirt, and a 1GB memory stick including the symposium Program and Book of Abstracts).

 

Price does NOT include: Personal expenses such as phone calls, internet access, and laundry; airport entrance/departure taxes, meals other than breakfast, lunch, icebreaker and final dinner.

 

Increased Fee after September 15, 2014

Until September 15, 2014US$800 per person = R$1.920 Brazilian Reais
After September 15, 2014US$900 per person = R$2.160 Brazilian Reais

 

OPTION 3 - FULL CONFERENCE SINGLE OCCUPANCY

Ibis Hotel

US$830 per person = R$1.995 Brazilian Reais

 

Price Includes: Transportation from and to Campo Grande International Airport (arrival on the 16th and departure on the 21st), five (5) nights hotel accommodation at HOTEL IBIS - SINGLE occupancy, including taxes and service charge, buffet breakfast at Ibis Hotel (17/18/19/20/21 November), buffet lunch at Novotel (17/18/19/20 November), session coffee breaks, icebreaker reception (Nov. 16th), final dinner (Nov. 20th), and conference materials (name tag, conference folder, notebook, pen, t-shirt, and a 1GB memory stick including the symposium Program and Book of Abstracts).

 

Price does NOT include: Personal expenses such as phone calls, internet access, and laundry; airport entrance/departure taxes, meals other than breakfast, lunch, icebreaker and final dinner.

 

Increased Fee after September 15, 2014

Until September 15, 2014US$830 per person = R$1.995 Brazilian Reais
After September 15, 2014US$930 per person = R$2.235 Brazilian Reais

 

OPTION 4 - FULL CONFERENCE DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Ibis Hotel

US$650 per person = R$1.560 Brazilian Reais

 

Price Includes: Transportation from and to Campo Grande International Airport (arrival on the 16th and departure on the 21st), five (5) nights hotel accommodation at HOTEL IBIS - DOUBLE occupancy, including taxes and service charge, buffet breakfast at Ibis Hotel (17/18/19/20/21 November), buffet lunch at Novotel (17/18/19/20 November), session coffee breaks, icebreaker reception (Nov. 16th), final dinner (Nov. 20th), and conference materials (name tag, conference folder, notebook, pen, t-shirt, and a 1GB memory stick including the symposium Program and Book of Abstracts).

 

Price does NOT include: Personal expenses such as phone calls, internet access, and laundry; airport entrance/departure taxes, meals other than breakfast, lunch, icebreaker and final dinner.

 

Increased Fee after September 15, 2014

Until September 15, 2014US$650 per person = R$1.560 Brazilian Reais
After September 15, 2014US$750 per person = R$1.800 Brazilian Reais

 

OPTION 5 - PARTIAL REGISTRATION

DOES NOT INCLUDE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

US$430 per person = R$1.040 Brazilian Reais

 

Price Includes: Session coffee breaks, buffet lunch at Novotel (17/18/19/20 November), icebreaker reception (Nov. 16th), final dinner (Nov. 20th), and conference materials (name tag, conference folder, notebook, pen, t-shirt, and a 1GB memory stick including the symposium Program and Book of Abstracts).

 

Price does NOT include: Hotel accommodations, meals other than lunch, icebreaker and final dinner, personal expenses such as phone calls and internet access, airport entrance/departure taxes.

 

Increased Fee after September 15, 2014

Until September 15, 2014US$430 per person = R$1.040 Brazilian Reais
After September 15, 2014US$530 per person = R$1.280 Brazilian Reais

 

OPTION 6 - 50% DISCOUNTED RATE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDENTS

DOES NOT INCLUDE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

US$215 per person = R$520 Brazilian Reais

 

Price Includes: Session coffee breaks, buffet lunch at Novotel (17/18/19/20 November), icebreaker reception (Nov. 16th), final dinner (Nov. 20th), and conference materials (name tag, conference folder, notebook, pen, t-shirt, and a 1GB memory stick including the symposium Program and Book of Abstracts).

 

Price does NOT include: Hotel accommodations, meals other than lunch, icebreaker and final dinner, personal expenses such as phone calls and internet access, airport entrance/departure taxes.

 

Increased Fee after September 15, 2014

Until September 15, 2014US$215 per person = R$520 Brazilian Reais
After September 15, 2014US$315 per person = R$760 Brazilian Reais

 

SPOUSE RATE 1 - Novotel (Conference Hotel)

US$530 per person = R$1.270 Brazilian Reais

 

Price Includes: Transportation from and to Campo Grande International Airport (arrival on the 16th and departure on the 21st), five (5) nights hotel accommodation at the conference hotel - NOVOTEL - DOUBLE occupancy, including taxes and service charge, buffet breakfast at Novotel (17/18/19/20/21 November), buffet lunch at Novotel (17/18/19/20 November), icebreaker reception (Nov. 16th), and final dinner (Nov. 20th).

 

Price does NOT include: Personal expenses such as phone calls, internet access, and laundry; airport entrance/departure taxes, conference materials, and meals other than breakfast, lunch, icebreaker and final dinner.

 

Increased Fee after September 15, 2014

Until September 15, 2014US$530 per person = R$1.270 Brazilian Reais
After September 15, 2014US$630 per person = R$1.510 Brazilian Reais

 

SPOUSE RATE 2 - Ibis Hotel

US$380 per person = R$920 Brazilian Reais

 

Price Includes: Transportation from and to Campo Grande International Airport (arrival on the 16th and departure on the 21st), five (5) nights hotel accommodation at HOTEL IBIS - DOUBLE occupancy, including taxes and service charge, buffet breakfast at Ibis Hotel (17/18/19/20/21 November), buffet lunch at Novotel (17/18/19/20 November), icebreaker reception (Nov. 16th), and final dinner (Nov. 20th).

 

Price does NOT include: Personal expenses such as phone calls, internet access, and laundry; airport entrance/departure taxes, conference materials, and meals other than breakfast, lunch, icebreaker and final dinner.

 

Increased Fee after September 15, 2014

Until September 15, 2014US$380 per person = R$920 Brazilian Reais
After September 15, 2014US$480 per person = R$1.160 Brazilian Reais

 



About Tapir Specialist Group Symposiums


Moments from the Third International Tapir Symposium at Temaiken Zoo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, January 2006
TSG's International Tapir Symposiums bring together a multi-faceted group of tapir experts, including field biologists, environmental educators, captivity specialists, academicians, researchers, veterinarians, governmental authorities, politicians and other interested parties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Features of the symposiums:

  • Tapir SymposiumPresentations by tapir researchers, keynote speakers and other professionals addressing tapir biology, research, conservation, and management
  • Topics covering issues relevant to tapir conservation
    • field research,
    • population management
    • husbandry
    • fundraising
    • marketing
    • governmental regulations
    • eco-tourism
    • education
    • veterinary issues
    • tapir bio-politics
  • Workshops addressing some of the most serious issues facing tapir conservation today
  • A review and evaluation of the recommendations and goals listed during the Second International Tapir Symposium
  • Creation of new prioritized actions and goals for tapir conservation

 


Attendees of the 2006 Tapir Symposium in Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Documents from Prior Tapir Symposia:

2011 Fifth International Tapir Symposium
October 16-21, 2011
Hotel Flamingo, Kuala Lumpur, Malasia

Fifth International Tapir Symposium

Download Report (1.37MB PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

Other 2011 Symposium Documents:


2008 Fourth International Tapir Symposium
April 26 - May 1st, 2008
XCARET, Quintana Roo, Mexico

2008 Tapir Symposium ReportDownload Report (700K PDF)

 

 

 

 


Other Symposium Documents:


2006 Third International Tapir Symposium
26-31 January, 2006
Buenos Aires, Argentina


Download Report (500K PDF)


 

 



Other Symposium Documents:


2004 Second International Tapir Symposium
10-16 January, 2004
Panama City, Republic of Panama


Download report (1.4MB PDF)


Other Symposium Documents:
2001 First International Tapir Symposium
3-8 November, 2001
San Jose, Costa Rica
Book of Abstracts (200K PDF)

 



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