Program and Themes

The ICTC is a significant international conference. More than 60 speakers, including many notable wildlife experts will present new research findings to foster collaborations and improve the success rates of future conservation translocation programs. Providing this forum for current practitioners and students in wildlife translocations will allow a transfer of knowledge to further this field of study and work to protect our threatened species.

The conference program consists of plenaries, submitted talks, poster presentation and speed talk case studies, and explores themes of:
  • Success through failure: learning from the past
  • Assisted colonisation to address the threat of climate change
  • Innovative approaches and solutions
  • The effect of translocation on ecological communities
  • Plant translocations
  • Health matters: veterinary and horticultural science in translocations
  • Translocations into predator free and predator controlled environments
  • Case Studies (5 minute speed talk)

Workshops at ICTC 2023

In addition to the full conference, there will be workshops which will provide reintroduction biologists and managers with focused training by international leaders in conservation translocation practices. This type of training is highly sought after, and is aimed to support conservation biologists and managers in designing and managing the complexities surrounding conservation translocations in terms of multi-stakeholder interests, biological uncertainties, and risk. Participants will gain the knowledge to plan, courage to act, certainty to secure resources, skill to respond to challenges, and the achievement of successful conservation outcomes.