Dear Sir/ Madam,

We are pleased to invite you to attend our 1st Caribaea Initiative Research & Conservation Workshop to be held at the Centre International de Séjour, Martinique, on 22th – 24th March 2016. The theme for this year’s workshop is “Animal invasive species in the Antilles: the relevance of scientific research to conservation”.

The workshop is intended to be a forum for discussing research on invasive animal species and the link with management activities within the Caribbean region. It will offer expert presentations about invasive species science and management issues, and will be a unique opportunity to bring together researchers and managers working in different parts of the region.

Our key speakers for this year are:
Dr. Jenny Daltry, Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge
Small Islands, Big Impacts: The Consequences of Tackling Invasive Alien Species in the Caribbean
Dr. Brian Leung, Department of Biology, McGill University, Canada
Scientific prediction and management of invasive species
M. Lyndon John, RSPB, Saint Lucia
Animal invasive species in the Antilles: Conserving species and sites of International Importance in the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories
Dr. Crystal Kelehear, Smithonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
Tales of Invasion and Evolution: Cane toads and their parasites

We welcome conservation scientists coming from different disciplines, as well as conservation practitioners and managers of nature reserves to submit an abstract for a talk. Abstracts should be submitted no later than January 30th, 2015.

The workshop is limited to 60 participants.

Detailed information about registration and abstract submission can be found on our website (www.caribaea.org/en/workshop/). For additional information, please contact Ms. Anne-Sophie Gicquiaux (Executive Assistant) by email at [email protected]

I hope that you will find this event of interest and we look forward to welcoming you in Martinique.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Frank Cézilly
President
Caribaea Initiative

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