As a child, Julian Loomans dreamed of running a breeding center. Now, several years later, his dream came true and he got the opportunity to manage a new waterfowl breeding center in Belgium.
During the 2020 Waterfowl Conservation Workshop Julian will present the realisation of the Passchendaele Waterfowl Breeding Center. In this talk all aspects of this unique project will be covered; from designing the breeding center till compiling a collection of waterfowl.
Today we introduce one of the talks and speakers at the 2020 Waterfowl Conservation Workshop: The science behind waterfowl behaviour, by Paul Rose.
Paul attained his PhD from the University of Exeter in 2018, where he investigated the behaviour and welfare of captive flamingos. Paul is the Co-Chair of the IUCN Flamingo Flamingo Specialist Group and Vice-Chair of the BIAZA Research Committee. Paul is a lecture in animal behaviour at the University of Exeter and also teaches on the zoo programmes at Sparsholt College Hampshire. He is the research officer for the BIAZA Bird Working Group and for the EAZA Charariiformes TAG. Paul is an associate researcher at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and investigates means of welfare assessment for captive ducks, geese and swans.
In this talk, Paul will outline the importance of underpinning captive husbandry and management with behavioural ecology information to provide an evidence-based approach to the care of all waterfowl species.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, financial assistance is available to help eligible attendees cover travel expenses for the 2020 Waterfowl Conservation Workshop! To apply, please complete the application form and follow the submission instructions in the document.
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:
The organizing committee has received several questions about Waterfowl Conservation Workshop 2020. We have put together the frequently asked questions (FAQ) to one page, so every one else can read the answers too. Click here for the FAQ-page.
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.
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.
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.