The “SEH Grant in Herpetology” will be made available in 2014 again to support a project orientated to the conservation of the amphibians and reptiles of Europe and the Mediterranean basin, focused on either a species or habitat, with a grant of up to EUR 2000. The SEH Conservation Committee and the SEH Council will decide on the project applications, and priority will be given to those addressing species conservation priorities identified by the Committee and the Council. The decision will take into consideration:
1. Conservation orientation/ value of the proposal
2. Likelihood of success
3. Costs and time table (expenses for the project- material, other costs (e.g. petrol))
4. Scientific background
5. Why SEH funding is needed.
The recipient of the funds does not need to be a SEH member, but the applicant must be a SEH member (before the deadline). Applications from young researchers are particularly encouraged. The deadline for applications is 15th December 2013 and they should be sent to the SEH Conservation Committee Chair (e-mail: email@example.com) as PDF Files and should include the words “SEH Grant application” in the email subject line .
Applications should include:
- A short curriculum vitae of the prospective candidate(s).
- An outline of the project, including a time table, the goals that are intended to be achieved and the means for reaching these goals.
- A financial plan, including a statement on other financial support for the project and should include a statement on why SEH funding is being requested.
Please send your application in a single document – maximum of 4 pages.
A decision on the applications will be taken in mid-January 2014. The grant will be provided on the understanding that the funds are used exclusively for the purpose that they were requested for, and that a report (to be published in AMRE) will be submitted to the SEH Conservation Committee immediately after the project has been completed.
We are very pleased to announce that the LIFE+ Project LIFE-HerpetoLatvia LIFE09NAT/LV/000239 "Conservation of rare reptiles and amphibians in Latvia", which is co-financed by the LIFE Programme of the European Commission, in a scientific cooperation with the: Institute of Ecology of Daugavpils University; Institute of Systematic Biology of Daugavpils University; Latgales Zoo of Daugavpils city council; Latgales Ecological Society, and with support of the: Ministry of Environment of Latvia; Nature conservation agency of Latvia, is organizing the international workshop–conference entitled:
RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION OF EUROPEAN HERPETOFAUNA AND ITS
ENVIRONMENT: BOMBINA BOMBINA, EMYS ORBICULARIS, AND CORONELLA
*Please, distribute the announcement to the persons (herpetologists, ecologists, conservationists, zoo keepers, project teams, PhD students, students), which are interested or can be interested in the research and conservation of the three main species or its environment.
The international scientific – practical workshop–conference will be held in Daugavpils, Latvia (Daugavpils University, Parades str.1; 55°52'11.71"N; 26°30'30.80"E) on 8th – 9th October 2012.
Short summary: The official language of the workshop–conference will be English (presentations in Latvian and Russian are also possible with English abstract); participation in the workshop–conference will be free of charge; abstracts will be published in PDF format; manuscripts will be published in the Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpiliensis or in the Proceedings. Each participant may present up to three presentations.
More info available here.
On 27-28 of September a workshop about control and eradication of exotic turtles will be held in Valencia (Spain). For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Save The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. Events are currently planned in Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine and the United States. Help us reach our 2012 goal of 200 events in 30 countries: please organize an event in your community, and ask your local schools and environmental organizations to take part as well. Please be sure to register your event, no matter how big or small it may be.
Check the events on this link.
Provide an updated review and synthesis of the current state of ecotoxicology of contaminants and other global stressors (e.g. climate change) in amphibians and reptiles. It will also give an overview on different methodologies used to collect animals in the field, to culture them in the laboratory, and to generate ecotoxicological data. All the information will be complemented with the presentation of national and international case studies.
The course is targeted to scientists, post-graduation students (PhD and MSc) with a background in Biology, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, or related fields, members of consulting companies and of private and public institutions involved in environmental management.
(Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos UCLM-CSIC-JCCM Spain)
Maria José Amaral
(CESAM & Dept. Biology-University of Aveiro; CIBIO)
Miguel A. Carretero
(CIBIO-University of Oporto, Portugal)
(CICGE-University of Oporto, Portugal
Limited to 25 participants
Fees: 250 € (for non students) and 150 € (for students not registered at UA); includes
documentation, field trips, and certificate of attendance.
Inscription should be sent to: Isabel Lopes - email@example.com Deadline: April 6, 2012