Venue for PAOC 13 changed from Nigeria to Tanzania

By Adrian Long, Wed, 21/09/2011 - 11:00
The 13th Pan-African Ornithological Congress has been changed from Nigeria to Tanzania owing to security and costs concerns. PAOC 13 will be held in Arusha from the 14th to 21st October 2012. See the new website here The Organising Committee have made a call for abstracts. The Pan-African Ornithological Congress (PAOC) takes place every 4 years and its aims and purpose are to: (a) Further the study of African birds (b) Promote the preservation of African birds as an integral part of the African heritage (c) Foster the appreciation of birds and discussion of African birds in relation to man, and (d) Disseminate information on African birds through appropriate international meetings (Congresses) and publications (Proceedings of the Congresses). The previous congress took place on 7-12 September 2008 in Rawsonville, South Africa (see details including proceedings at http://paoc12.adu.org.za/)



Hi, As a birder cum-guide, I am looking forward to fully participate in the forthcoming PAOC symposium in Arusha. I believe that Ornithological conservation issues will be discussed widely and deeply and more will create a sincere awareness to African Governments, communities and more to the East African region in general. More to that; it is my sincere hope that the PAOC meeting will sensitize Tanzania government in particular to feel, value and use birds from their natural habitats to eradicate malnutrition and the rampant poverty in the country

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