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Ornithologists are going to discuss the issues on research and conservation of eagles of Palearctic in Katun village (Altai kray) on September 2018

Eagles of Palearctic: Study and Conservation

Russian Raptor Research and Conservation Network (RRRCN)

MME/Birdlife Hungary

Koltzov Institute of Developmental Biology of Russian Academy of Sciences

Elabuga Institute of Kazan Federal University

Shukshin Altai State Humanitarian-Pedagogical University

Darwin State Nature Reserve

Russian Bird Conservation Union

Altai-Sayan Office of the WWF Russia

with the support of

Trust for Mutual Understanding

The Altai Project

European Union’s LIFE Nature Fund (Pannoneagle LIFE Project LIFE15NAT/HU/000902)

World Around You Foundation of the Siberian Health Corporation

and Sibecocenter LLC,


are holding


II International Scientific and Practical Conference


Eagles of Palearctic: Study and Conservation


7-10 September 2018


All Eurasian species of eagles are more or less rare, so saving them requires the combined efforts of countries where the birds breed, migrate and winter. Planning protective actions requires studying the status of the bird populations, as well as negative factors affecting them. The aim of the Conference is to discuss the current situation, negative factors and methods of study and protection of eagles, as well as to propose a strategy of protecting the most endangered of them.

This Conference was first held in Russia in 2013 (Elabuga, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia), when Steppe Eagle experts from around the world gathered to discuss that raptor’s plight and the event resulted in IUCN’s listing of the Steppe Eagle as “Endangered” in the IUCN Red Book and the development of a Russian national conservation strategy.

The focus of the 2018 Conference will be discussion of a Global Action Plan for protecting Imperial Eagle: One day of the Сonference will be dedicated to the 8th International Workshop on the Conservation of the Imperial Eagle. Imperial Eagle experts have gathered in Central Europe seven times since 1990, in order to discuss the latest research, develop conservation strategies, and generate reports and studies. For the first time such a meeting will be held in Russia – in the place of the highest density of nesting Imperial Eagles in the World.

Species of the Conference: Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Imperial Eagle (A. heliaca), Steppe Eagle (A. nipalensis), Tawny Eagle (A. rapax), Bonelli’s Eagle (A. fasciata), Greater and Lesser Spotted Eagles (A. clanga, A. pomarina), Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus), Mountain Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus nipalensis), White-Tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Steller’s Sea-Eagle (H. pelagicus), Pallas’s Fish-Eagle (H. leucoryphus), Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus).

The Key topics of the Conference:
- populations of eagles – current status and trends,
- threats – human persecution, poisoning, electrocution and collisions,
- conservation – approaches and techniques, international collaboration and cooperation,
- methods and techniques for studying eagles,
- breeding biology, ecology,
- movements – dispersal, habitat use and migration studies, including by means of ringing and transmitters,
- genetics, evolution, phylogeny and phylogeography of eagles, taxonomy,
- climate change – potential influences and impacts,
- breeding in captivity and sustainable use,
- eagles as ecological indicators.

The conference will consist of several plenary sessions with presentations on key aspects of the study and conservation of eagles in Eurasia, a poster session, workshops on current issues in the conservation of species. At the end of the conference a resolution will be adopted and recommendations for further programs for the study and conservation of eagles and their populations will be developed.

During the conference, there will be a side-trip to Altai’s Kan river basin (Ust’-Kan region), known to contain the world’s highest density of raptor nesting sites. All 5 Siberian eagle species are active in the area in September, and participants will share expertise on eagle identification and identifying nesting sites. Also, after the Conference, participants will be offered guided tours to Altai’s most bird-important areas – stripe-shaped coniferous forests protruding into steppes of Altai Region, taiga habitat near Teletskoye Lake in the Altai State Nature Reserve and high-altitude steppe surrounded by mountains in Sailyugemsky National Park and its surroundings.

We invite everyone whose work is related to aforenamed topics to participate in the conference with presentations (plenary – 20 min., sectional – up to 15 min.) or poster presentations, as well as to suggest topics for discussions at the workshops.

Park-Hotel Lake Aya, address: Nagornaya str., 1, Katun vill., Altay Kray, Russia, 659635, geographical coordinates: N 51.906649, E 85.856183

Work languages
Russian and English (simultaneous translation will be provided).

Important dates:
Proposals for workshop discussions should be sent before the March 1, 2018.
Registration Deadline with a Visa support – June 1, 2018, without a Visa support – August 1, 2018.
The deadline for submission of abstracts – September 1, 2018.
The deadline for submission of manuscripts for publication – November 1, 2018.

The application form and abstracts should be submitted on-line by clicking the ‘Registration’ >>> link on a web-site of the Conference, or by sending to the e-mail address of the Conference: (please download registration form on the link >>>). Sending of abstracts is possible after registration through the same registration form on the site, or at the address of the conference.

Abstracts and applications for workshops
Abstracts will be published for participants before the Conference.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations should be in compliance with the topics of the conference, be in the .doc, .docs, or .rtf formats, should contain no more than 800 words, including a title, authors, their organizations and e-mails. The Conference Organizing Committee organizes the translation of theses from Russian into English and from English into Russian, but we request to all participants who speak both languages to submit abstracts both in Russian and English. A sample of abstract is available on the link >>>

When submitting proposals for discussion at workshops or thematic meetings, please provide a brief summary of the subject and the purpose of discussion.

The organizing committee reserves the right to refuse an application.

Publishing the conference proceedings
Proceedings of the Conference will be published as a special issue of the bilingual scientific journal Raptors Conservation.

Guidelines for the manuscripts are the same as those for contributors of the “Raptors Conservation” journal (see Guidelines). Articles in Russian should be accompanied by an extended English summary and a brief abstract in both languages. Articles in English should be accompanied by a brief abstract in both languages (the translation of the full article into Russian is provided by editors). The contents of tables, and picture captions should be written in both languages. The size of articles is not limited. Related photos are welcome.

Registration fee
Registration fee is 20 USD is to be paid at the registration desk. Registration fee includes the printed collection of abstracts, handouts and coffee breaks.

Accommodation and food
Welcome dinner will be held in the first day of the Conference – participation fee of 40 USD is to be paid at the registration desk.

Accommodation and meals are paid by participants. Details on accommodation and meals will be published in the second information letter.

The closest airports and railroad stations to the Katun village are:
Novosibirsk (450 km): international flights by S7 airlines (check on by clicking on Novosibirsk and checking the box “direct flights” – you’ll see a choice of cities with direct flights to Novosibirsk; from the other cities flights via Moscow or Vladivostok are available) and Air Astana from Astana; railroad connection with European part of Russia, Far East and Kazakhstan;
Barnaul (280 km): domestic flights from Moscow and St.Petersburg; railroad connection with Novosibirsk;
Biysk (125 km): railroad connection with Novosibrsk;
Gorno-Altaisk (25 km): domestic flights from Moscow.

Transportation from Barnaul, Gorno-Altaisk and Biysk to Katun village would be organized on September 6–7, and back on September 10–14 for all participants; from airport of Novosibirsk to Katun village transportation would be organized on September, 5–6, and back on September, 10–14.
For foreign participants – time of arrival and departure should be agreed with secretary of the conference. Help with tickets booking is offered.

The Organizing Committee will consider the possibility to pay travel fee and/or to provide free accommodation and food for individual speakers.

Secretary of the Conference:
Elvira Nikolenko,
Director of the Sibecocenter LLC
cell phone.: +7-923-150-12-79

We would be very grateful if could share this information with your colleagues!

Go to the page of the Conference >>>

Download the First Circular in MS Word format >>>



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