WCW 2020 Programme

The fixed workshops (1) and workshops of your own choice (2)
will be explained and arranged on the relevant day.
The fixed workshops (1) and workshops of your own choice (2)
will be explained and arranged on the relevant day.

speakers at WCW2020

Clayton Botkin, Vice-President of the IWWA and owner of C. Botkin Enterprises, Canada, will talk about waterfowl nest boxes and other nesting structures.

Dr. Jente Ottenburghs, lecturer at the University of Wageningen, will explore the incidence of hybridization in waterfowl and how this influences their genetic make-up. 

Johnpaul Houston, Director at Manchester Zoo, UK, and Vice-chair of EAZA’s Waterfowl Taxon Advisory Group will talk about the work and future plans of the Waterfowl TAG of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria.

Jonathan Beilby, Animal Registrar at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, UK, will talk about Madagascar pochard conservation and reintroduction.

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

Keith Lovett, Director of Buttonwood Park Zoo, USA, and chair of AZA’s Waterfowl Taxon Advisory Group will talk about the work and future plans of the Waterfowl TAG of the American Association of Zoos and Aquaria.

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

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.

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

WORKSHOP TOPICS AT WCW2020

Hands-on workshops will be scheduled in the afternoon. These workshops will be explained and arranged on the relevant day.