Third International Scientific and Practical Conference “Eagles of the Palearctic: Study and Conservation”
Raptors Conservation. Suppl. 2. Proceedings of Conferences
WELCOME ADDRESS TO THE CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS
On behalf of the Institute of Zoology of the Republic of Kazakhstan, we are pleased to welcome specialists from more than 29 countries who will take part in the 3rd International Scientific and Practical Conference “Eagles of the Palearctic: Study and Conservation” in Almaty. In Kazakhstan, a thematic conference dedicated not just to birds of prey, but to one group – eagles, is being held for the first time. This is a very important step to create a dialogue platform between specialists in this type of birds. Within the framework of the conference, not only speeches by leading ornithologists are planned, but also a number of events that will allow for further more effective monitoring of the state of eagles in the world, to make decisions on improving legislation in the field of their conservation and protection. The 9th International Meeting on the Conservation of the Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca), 3rd International Meeting on Conservation of the Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis), the 2nd International Seminar “Birds of Prey and Energy” will be held, and at a special session the speakers will talk about the modeling of species distribution.
We hope that this conference will serve as stimulus for the growth of young specialists in Kazakhstan, the emergence of new international scientific relations and the adoption of decisions as a result of the conference, which will be the basis for the authorized bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the aspect of conservation and restoration of the number of large birds of prey.
The collection of abstracts of the conference “Eagles of the Palearctic: Study and Conservation” will be the basis for understanding the advanced global trends in the study of eagles, the main threats and possible solutions to mitigate them.
R. V. Jashenko,
Director General of the Institute of Zoology
of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Doctor of Biological Sciences