2018 Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation

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Submission Opens: Friday, 23 February 2018
Submission Closes: Monday, 30 April 2018

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Submission Opens: Friday, 23 February 2018
Submission Closes: Tuesday, 31 July 2018


1. Conservation and Management of Raptors on Overhead Electric Systems

James F. Dwyer, jdwyer@edmlink.com
Sam Page-Nicholson, samanthap@ewt.org.za

Electrocution on overhead electric systems is one of the primary causes of direct anthropogenic mortality to raptors, affecting a wide variety of species across size continents, with documented population-level effects contributing to the endangerment of some species. Collisions with suspended wires and negative interactions with renewable energy infrastructure also cause raptor mortalities. Raptor electrocution is also relatively easily prevented through modification of overhead electric systems, if those modifications are carried out correctly and thoroughly. Collisions and interactions with renewables also can be managed. This one day symposium will include reports of recent scientific studies and analyses focused on conservation and management of raptors on overhead electric systems from around the globe, so all attendees may benefit from advances in mitigation strategies employed across disparate electric systems.

2. Filling Knowledge Gaps in the Conservation of Old World Vultures

Andre Botha, andreb@ewt.org.za
Keith Bildstein, bildstein@hawkmtn.org

The CMS Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP) aims to rapidly halt current population declines in all the 15 African-Eurasian vulture species. The Vulture MsAP has identified a range of knowledge gaps in terms of vultures and the threats that impact their populations across the range, especially in Africa. This one day symposium will invite presentations from delegates across the MsAP range and beyond to report on work that contributes towards filling these knowledge gaps, address pertinent threats and support the successful implementation of the Vulture MsAP.