International Wild Equid Conference

 

18-22 September 2012
University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria

 

WE THANK ALL PARTICIPANTS FOR COMING AND HELPING TO MAKE THE CONFERENCE A SUCCESS!

The Research in Mongolia Slideshow that was shown during the Public Evening Event “20 years Przewalski’s horse reintroduction in Mongolia”  on 18 September 2012 can now be downloaded or viewed here [Link 1].

Photos of the conference are available for viewing and download from a Flickr web album [Link 2] we have created for this purpose until 25 March 2013 (thereafter the Flickr account created for this will expire). 

To download a digital version of the Book of Abstracts, click here [Link 3] (4MB).

 

 

 

Aim

The 2012 International Wild Equid Conference was a meeting of scientists, managers, and wildlife professionals that are actively working on issues of equid conservation and management throughout the world. Wild equids continue to face decline globally and this meeting will provide a platform for engaging professionals in constructive discussion, collaborative conservation action, and stimulating innovative approaches to conservation and management. In contrast, feral horse populations continue to increase rapidly and often compete with native wildlife, including wild equids, and innovative tools are needed to estimate abundance and control population growth rates. Topics of this meeting included ecology of wild equids, equid-human conflict, genetics, equine disease, abundance estimation, conservation of small populations, management of overabundant populations, and wild equid re-introductions.

Program

The four day conference consisted of 3 days of intensive scientific program. Each day was sparked by a key note lecture :

  • Daniel I. Rubenstein [Link 4], Princeton University: Ecological niches and strategies of the different equid species
  • Joel Berger [Link 5], WCS and University of Montana: Equids within the context of landscape level conservation
  • Sandra L. Olsen [Link 6], Carnegie Museum of Natural History: The cultural perspective of the human-equid relationship

A rich social program allowed participants to interact and discuss more casually while enjoying Vienna’s century old history. A mid conference field trip took participants to beautiful Lake Neusiedl National Park, located along the shore of Austria’s largest and Europe’s westernmost steppe lake. Famous for its rich bird and amphibian life, the NP also houses a group of semi-wild Przewalski’s horses.

 

Program [Link 7]

 

 

GREEN MEETING

The International Wild Equid Conference was certified according to the guidelines for the Green Meetings  [Link 8]eco-label.

 

Organized by

Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology

U.S. Geological Survey


 

Getting there

 [Link 9]

Area map


 

About Vienna

Vienna has a lot to offer. Tourist information [Link 11]

We have selected a few optional tours [Link 12] that may be of interest  to participants´accompanying person.

Additional tour bookings are possible with Vienna Sightseeing [Link 13].


 

Any questions? Please contact

If you are in Europe, Asia, Africa:+
Petra Kaczensky
Send an e-mail message to Petra Kaczensky [Link 14]

If you are in the Americas or Australia:
Jason Ransom
Send an e-mail message to Jason Ransom [Link 15]


 

Poster

 [Link 16]