The 2nd Herons of the World Symposium and Workshop is being held in conjunction with the Pan African Ornithological Congress (PAOC) at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 15-19 November 2021, and is being organized and hosted by the Waterbird Society and the Heron Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. The call for abstracts for oral and poster presentations is posted on the PAOC web site. Abstracts are due by 31 May 2021 and must be submitted on a specialized form available on the web site. Registration fees must be paid before an abstract will be formally accepted. If you are considering attending, PLEASE also let us know if you are a potential or definite attendee and the tentative title of your oral or poster presentation; presentations are not a requirement for participation in, or attending, the symposium/workshop. The PAOC Organizing Committee plans to have funding available for African Nationals working at African institutions; please see their web page under the Call for Abstracts. The Waterbirds Society has also made some funds available for attendees to the Heron Symposium/Workshop; please contact Chip Weseloh (see above) if you have needs in this regard. The format for this symposium and workshop will be patterned after that of the 1st Herons of the World Symposium and Workshop held in New Bern, USA, in 2016 (see Waterbirds 41: 341-44 and Journal of Heron Biology and Conservation, vol.3, art.5).
Contacts: Symposium - Drs. Chip Weseloh (CANADA), Doug Harbottle (Kimberly, SOUTH AFRICA), Clay Green (USA), Gopi Sundar (Karnataka, INDIA) and Katsutoshi “Kat” Matsunaga (Sapporo, JAPAN); Workshop - Drs. Cathy King (Valencia, SPAIN) and John Brzorad (Hickory, North Carolina, USA).