It is with great pleasure that we formally announce that the Vth International Wildlife Management Congress (IWMC2015) will be held on July 26–30, 2015, in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. The Congress is presented in partnership with the Mammal Society of Japan (MSJ) and The Wildlife Society (TWS). This is the first time that this prestigious Congress will be held in Asia.
The theme of the IWMC2015 is “International Models of Wildlife Biology and Management: Beyond Cultural Differences.” The plenary sessions include:
Urban and Suburban Wildlife Management
Education for the Future
Invasive Species Management
Long-term Research and Monitoring
Hunting as Sustainable Wildlife Management
Most modern wildlife management in North America and Europe has a science-based perspective, but wildlife in Asia has been managed as a natural resource based on traditional knowledge. However, other nations with diverse cultures are facing similar problems in wildlife conservation and management. Thus, we expect that IWMC2015 will contribute to the construction of progressive wildlife management systems, by enhancing the networking opportunities for colleagues from all over the world with diverse interests in the biology, conservation, and management of wildlife.
The host city of IWMC2015, Sapporo, is the capital city of Hokkaido, which is a nature-rich district of Japan, and which provides modern conveniences in harmony with nature. Delicious cuisine (washoku) and Sapporo beer are waiting for attendees! We believe that IWMC2015 will be informative and exciting for everyone.
Please do plan to take part in this special opportunity and enjoy yourself in this wonderful place and country.
We hope to see you there.