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About the Vth International Wildlife Management Congress

Main Theme: International Models of Wildlife Management: Beyond Cultural Differences
We all have cultural differences; however, we all share similar problems of wildlife. The Vth International Wildlife Management Congress (IWMC) is an amazing opportunity for sharing global knowledge and experiences. Let’s share and discuss our wildlife science and try to establish international models in Sapporo, Japan.

Date: July 26 – July 30, 2015

Venue: Sapporo Convention Center (see more details here)
Higashi-Sapporo 6-1, Sapporo 003-0006
Website: (English)

Official Language: English

Delegates: About 1000 participants from over 50 countries and regions are expected!

Program at a Glance

Sunday, July 26
10:30 am - (Entrance Hall) Registration
2:00 pm - (Conference Hall) Opening Ceremony
2:30 pm - (Conference Hall) Public Plenary (free to the public): Urban and Suburban Wildlife Management
- Common Trends and Issues of International Society -

Keynote Speakers:

Daniel Decker (Cornell University, USA)
Rory Putman (University of Glasgow, UK)
Mayumi Yokoyama (University of Hyogo, Japan)
Yoshikazu Sato (Rakuno Gakuen University, Japan)

5:00 pm -7:00 pm (Main Hall) Welcome Reception (free to the registered participants)

Monday, July 27
9:00 am -10:30 am (Conference Hall) Plenary Lecture: Education for the Future

Plenary speakers:

W. Daniel Edge (Oregon State University, USA)
Stephen Sarre (University of Canberra, Australia)

Oral sessions

Tuesday, July 28
9:00 am -10:30 am (Conference Hall) Plenary Lecture: Invasive Species Management

Plenary speakers:

Steve Hess (USGS - Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, USA)
Sugoto Roy (IUCN)

Poster Session
Oral sessions

Wednesday, July 29
9:00 am -10:30 am (Conference Hall) Plenary Lectures: Long-term Research and Monitoring

Plenary speakers:

Dale McCullough (Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Anthony R.E. Sinclair (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Poster Session
Oral sessions
7:00 pm -9:00 pm (Sapporo Beer Garden) Banquet/Beer Party (optional)
For your bus ride, meet at the front of the convention center at 6:30 pm

Thursday, July 30
9:00 am -10:30 am (Conference Hall) Plenary Lectures: Hunting as Sustainable Wildlife Management

Plenary speakers:

Leonid Baskin (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
Darren Miller (Weyerhaeuser Company, USA)

Oral sessions
4:00 pm -4:40 pm (Conference Hall) Closing Ceremony

Friday, July 31
Post-Congress Tours (optional)


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