The 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2019) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 21-25 July 2019. ICCB is recognized as one of the most important international meetings in the field of nature conservation. About 2,000 researchers, students, agency personnel, environmental educators, practitioners, and other conservation stakeholders attended the Congress. Some of the heated topics in conservation discussed and presented included human-wildlife conflict, regional and national conservation policies, illegal wildlife trade, resource extraction and climate change.
Dr. ZENG Qing, Coordinator of EAAFP Science Unit, participated in the ICCB 2019 and gave an oral presentation on “Transcending boundaries for the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their wetland habitats in the East Asian – Australasian Flyway”. She introduced the importance of East Asian-Australasian Flyway, and how the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) works. The Partnership was established to address the issues along the flyway regarding the migratory waterbirds and habitats, in a collaborative manner. The Flyway Site Network of EAAFP was promoted as a long-term conservation tools on protecting migratory waterbirds and their habitats.
Dr. Zeng Qing, Coordinator of EAAFP Science Unit giving a presentation about EAAFP at ICCB 2019 (Photo: Awais Rasool)
About The International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB): ICCB is a global forum for addressing conservation challenges and for presenting new research in conservation science and practice. It is organized by the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is a global community of nearly 5,000 members from over 140 countries dedicated to advancing the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biological diversity.
For more information: https://conbio.org/mini-sites/iccb-2019/