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Hands-on workshop topics

The Waterfowl Conservation Workshop, organized February 20-22 2020, provides speaker sessions and hands-on workshops concerning waterfowl husbandry and breeding, conservation, research, behaviour, veterinary care. Speaker sessions will be scheduled in the morning, hands-on workshops will be scheduled in the afternoon. Today we would like to introduce some of the hands-on workshop topics:

  • waterfowl catching, handling and fixation
  • waterfowl anatomy
  • waterfowl pathology
  • water quality testing methods
  • health checks & condition scoring
  • artificial incubating eggs
  • injecting birds
  • faecal examination
  • examinating show waterfowl

For more details about the programme, please click here.

You can now buy tickets and register!

You can now register and buy your tickets for the Waterfowl Conservation Workshop 2020!

WCW is a three-day seminar for zoo and wildlife professionals and students, as well as dedicated private aviculturists managing their own waterfowl aviaries. The workshop provides a unique forum for the discussion of waterfowl husbandry, conservation, research, veterinary care, and other relevant topics.

Click here for online registration and the latest information about programme and fees.

News on registration fees WCW2020

WCW 2020 will be held in the Netherlands, at the campus of Aeres MBO Barneveld and at Ouwehands Zoo. WCW 2020 will include speaker sessions and hands-on workshops in Barneveld and a tour at Ouwehands Zoo. A post-conference wild goose safari is optional.

You can now find details on registration fees and options at our website!
Please click here to find the arrangements for WCW2020!
Online registration will be open for attendees soon, within a few days.
Please note: 100 participants maximum .

Please take note of our generous sponsors too.

Speakers at WCW2020

We can now announce the first speakers at the Waterfowl Conservation Workshop 2020!

Dr. Paul Rose, Associate Lecturer at the University of Exeter / Research Associate at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, UK, will talk about the science behind waterfowl behaviour.

Bernd Marcordes, curator at Kölner Zoo, Germany, and chair of EAZA’s Waterfowl Taxon Advisory Group will talk about the past work and future plans of the Waterfowl TAG.

Julian Loomans, aviculturist at a new private breeding center in Belgium, will talk about the Passchendaele Waterfowl Breeding Center.

Thijs Kuiken DVM PhD DACVP, Professor of Comparative Pathology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands, will speak about Avian influenza in waterfowl.

Nigel Jarrett, Head of Conservation Breeding at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, UK, will talk about Madagascar pochard conservation and reintroduction.

Kevin Varekamp, aviculturist, will discuss the results of the Egg-logger project at the campus of Aeres MBO Barneveld.

Dr. Jente Ottenburghs, Post doctoral at department of Ecology and Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, University of Uppsala, Sweden, will talk about Waterfowl hybridisation, genetics and taxonomy.

Save the date for 2020!

February 20st – 22nd | Aeres MBO Barneveld | The Netherlands

The Waterfowl Conservation Workshop is a three-day seminar for zoo and wildlife professionals and students, as well as dedicated private aviculturists managing their own waterfowl aviaries. The workshop provides a unique forum for the discussion of waterfowl husbandry, conservation, research, veterinary care, and other relevant topics.

The Waterfowl Conservation Workshop was created in 2016 by Sylvan Heights Bird Park and the International Wild Waterfowl Association. The 2018 Waterfowl Conservation Workshop consisted of two days of presentations and discussion, and one day of practical, hands-on workshops at Sylvan Heights Bird Park. WCW 2018 coincided with the 2018 International Wild Waterfowl Association Conference.

WCW 2020 will be held in the Netherlands, at the campus of Aeres MBO Barneveld.
More detailed information will be published as soon as possible.