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3rd Symposium on Asian Raptors

All persons interested in Asian birds of prey are hereby cordially invited to attend the Symposium…

3rd Symposium on Asian Raptors

On 10-13 October 2003, the Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network (ARRCN) will hold the 3rd Symposium on Asian Raptors in Kenting, Taiwan, hosted by the Raptor Research Group of Taiwan (RRGT). This is the first announcement of the Conference, calling for contributions as well as alerting anyone who might wish to attend said Roger Wang, Secretary-General of the Raptor Research Group of Taiwan, in Taipei today. [For further information read on and E-mail: RRGT@seed.net.tw ] He went on to say, All persons interested in Asian birds of prey (including Falconiformes and Strigiformes) are hereby cordially invited to attend the Symposium, irrespective of whether or not a member of ARRCN. He provided the following information:English will be the official language of the Symposium.Venue
The conference will be held in the Kenting Youth Activity Center, a traditional Taiwanese style resort situated in Kenting National Park, one of the most important raptor migration sites in Taiwan. Thousands of raptors migrate through this area during October. The center is equipped with up-to-date technical services and is easily reachable by bus from Kaohsiung International Airport.Preliminary Schedule
10 October, Friday, 7:30 pm: Opening of the Conference and welcome reception.
11 October, Saturday, all day: Scientific Program
Am: Oral reports and posters presentation.
Pm: Workshop on Raptor Habitat Studies
Evening: Workshop on Raptor Population Studies
12 October, Sunday, all day: Scientific Program
Am: Oral reports and posters presentation.
Pm: Workshop on Raptor Trapping Techniques
Evening: Banquet
13 October Monday: ExcursionFurther developments will be reported regularly through the ARRCN Electronic Newsletter and other International mailing list concerned about raptor research. Suggestions on conference are welcome and should be e-mailed, faxed, or mailed to the address below:

Raptor Research Group of Taiwan
12 F., No. 309, Fu-Hsin N. Rd. Taipei 105, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel: 886-2-87706470, Fax: 886-2-87706469
E-mail:RRGT@seed.net.tw & ycsheu@ccvax.sinica.edu.tw Scientific Program
The scientific program will include oral and poster sessions and three training workshops. Workshops will be led by world-renowned scientists, with hands-on practices when possible. Formal poster sessions will be separate from oral sessions, and all delegates are asked to attend the poster sessions. All papers presented must be made available for publication in the Proceedings of the Symposium.Submission of Abstracts for Oral Presentations and Posters
(Deadline for receipt of Abstract: 31 May 2003)
All contributed papers (both oral and poster) should present the results of unpublished, original research, or a new synthesis interpreted in the light of contemporary theories. Papers which have already been published or which have been or are intended to be submitted elsewhere are unacceptable, unless the previous publication was in a non-international language. Abstracts can be submitted by e-mail, or by airmail on an IBM-compatible 3.5 floppy disk, together with one hard copy printout. (Copy the text on a clean, newly formatted disk. To avoid any confusion do not copy any irrelevant files and/or back-up files onto the disk.) Use the first author`s full name for the disk label and the file name. To avoid loss or damage in transit, ensure that the disk is adequately protected and keep a copy of the file on your computer and/or a back-up disk. Submitted disk will not be returned. An Abstract Submission Form must be appended or included in each case.Abstracts will be reviewed by members of The Scientific Programs Committee (SPC), and author(s) will be notified of the review results by August. The decision of the Scientific Programs Committee is final. Should it be necessary, abstracts may be edited by members of the Scientific Programs Committee. The chances of abstract acceptance will be increased if accompanied by a complete manuscript.Abstract Format and Content
Please note on the submitted abstract whether it is for oral or poster presentation. Each abstract must not exceed 500 words (minimum 170 words), including the title (of). The title (no more than 15 words [no more than 130 characters including spaces]) should be given in capital letters and bold-face font, and is followed by the full names of all authors and each one`s address, telephone and fax numbers, and, if possible, E-mail address. The name and address of the author to whom correspondence should be addressed should be underlined. The text of the abstract should contain a clear statement of the problem addressed and briefly outline methods, results, and conclusions. The abstract should provide sufficient information for conference attendees to grasp the major points of the presentation. Again, the text of the abstract must be typed using common word processor language. Send the abstract together with the Abstract Submission Form to:RRGT@seed.net.tw or ycsheu@ccvax.sinica.edu.tw,or by air mail to: Raptor Research Group of Taiwan, 12 F., No.309, Fu-Hsin N. Rd., Taipei 105, Taiwan, R.O.C.Abstract Submission Form
A signed Abstract Submission Form by all the authors should be included with the abstract stating that the paper is based on the author`s original research, has hitherto been neither published nor submitted elsewhere for publication, that all its authors agree as to its contents, and that the full text is available for publication in the Symposium Proceedings. [Acceptance of an abstract is conditional on at least one of the authors of either an oral or a poster presentation having registered for the conference and paid the registration fee].

4th July 2014