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.

To be continued soon!

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.

Workshop Update

We’re pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2018 Waterfowl Conservation Workshop!  The workshop will be held from October 25-27, 2018 at the East Carolina Heart Institute in Greenville, North Carolina, and at Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck, North Carolina.  We’ll post more information about the event as it becomes available.