International Conservation Translocation Conference 2023
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.
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. The course will provide participants with the knowledge to plan, courage to act, certainty to secure resources, skill to respond to challenges, and the achievement of successful conservation outcomes.
The conference program will consist of plenaries, submitted talks, poster presentation and speed talk case studies, and will explore themes of:
Success through failure: learning from the past
Assisted colonisation to address the threat of climate change
Innovative approaches and solutions
Health matters: veterinary and horticultural science in translocations
The effect of translocation on ecological communities
Translocations into predator free and predator controlled environments
Case Studies (5 minute speed talk)
Day 1 – 13 November 2023
OPENING SESSION Welcome to Country and Conference Opening