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4th International Peregrine Conference – Budapest, Hungary 2017
27 September - 1st October 2017

Follows on from International Peregrine Conferences in Madison, WI, USA 1965,  Sacramento, CA, USA, 1985
and Piotrowo/Poznan, Poland 2007

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WE EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS UNTIL JUNE 30

Please send your abstract as soon as possible

 

If you need visa for entering European Union, please contact us as soon as poossible. 

 

The full Conference fee is 200 Euro. That includes the Conference materials, coffee breaks and lunches during the Conference plus "Peregrine Falcon Populations - status and perspectives in the 21st century" eds J.Sielicki & T. Mizera 2009.

The standard Conference fee is 150 Euro. That includes the Conference materials, coffee breaks and lunches during the Conference.Additional payment will be required for the social evening or excursions.

The Student fee is 100 Euro, under conditions described below.

More info on the book "Peregrine Falcon populations - status and perspectives in the 21st century": http://www.falconline.eu/peregrinus/shop/11-28-0-Peregrine-Falcon-populations---status-and-perspectives-in-the-21st-century.html

Please register your interest in the Conference in the Registration Form

On the Conference:

The Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus is an icon of success in nature conservation.

In many countries Peregrine populations are in favourable conservation status, even better than before the major declines that occurred in the 1960s and 1970s. In many countries there are ongoing projects involving reintroduction and management of the wild populations, in others such projects have now ended successfully. However, there still remains the challenging task to re-establish the tree-nesting population in central Europe.

The organisers of the Budapest Conference have the honour to announce Professor Tom Cade as a member of the Scientific Committee and welcome his generous proposal to count the next year's Conference in line with the Madison (1965), Sacramento (1985) and Poznan (2007) Conferences, making it the 4th International Conference to be dedicated to the Peregrine Falcon.

Peregrine studies are routinely presented at ornithological conferences, but as one of many other issues. This Conference will bring together experts and researchers from around the world to present the extensive range of Peregrine research that has been carried out over the last ten years.

The first such conference took place in 1965 in Madison, and was successful not only in highlighting the effects of organochlorines on Peregrine populations, but also in bringing a diverse audience together with the common purpose of restoring this species' fortunes. As Cade et al. (1988)* state "As the most cosmopolitan naturally-distributed bird in the world, and as a top predator in the global ecosystem, the Peregrine was and is a unique biological monitor of the quality of the world's environments. Long known as the bird of kings, the Peregrine's preeminent position in falconry and its embodiment of nobility in the wild helped rally to the cause of biological conservation an extraordinary array of individuals and organizations." 

* "Peregrine falcon populations: their management and recovery", Edited by T.C.Cade, J.H.Enderson, C.G.Thelander and C.M.White, The Peregrine Fund, 1988.

The 1985 Conference in Sacramento, USA, gathered an enormous number (circa 500) specialists from all over the world. They concluded that modern techniques of breeding and reintroduction, together with a ban on DDT, would allow recovery of many Peregrine populations. 

A smaller regional conference  was held in1994 in Włocławek, Poland (proceedings in Acta Ornithologica, Vol. 30, No 1, 1995, see  on the web).

The 2007 Conference in Poland (proceedings published in "Peregrine Falcon populations – status and perspectives in the 21st century", see on the web) confirmed the recovery of many Peregrine populations around the world  and positive growth of many others. 

Now, a decade after the Poznan Conference, the global status of the Peregrine has improved significantly.  And to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Peregrine returning to breed in Hungary, the 4th International Peregrine Conference is to be held in Budapest.

This Conference offers a unique opportunity for Peregrine enthusiasts from all over the world to meet up to renew old acquaintances, make new friends and exchange knowledge, experience and ideas.  It will be an international celebration of this truly spectacular and cosmopolitan bird for prey.

This Conference is a collaborative effort involving the following organisations 

Hermann Otto Institute will host the Conference with help of other organisations.

This co-organiser of the Conference 

The Conference is sponsored by

We are open to further collaboration with other organisations and interested parties.

Topics

The Key topics will focus on the Peregrine Falcon and will likely include those listed below. 

However, authors are most welcome to submit papers on any aspect of the Peregrine Falcon for consideration by the Scientific Committee.

The sessions will be decided by Scientific Committee on the basis of provided abstracts.

  • populations - current status and trends
  • conservation - approaches and techniques
  • breeding sites - tree-nesting recovery and urban colonisation
  • genetics - including taxonomy
  • contaminants
  • diseases
  • ringing and marking – benefits, risks and problems in cooperation
  • movements - dispersal, habitat use and migration studies
  • threats - human persecution, poisoning, electrocution and collisions
  • sustainable use
  • conservation icon - international collaboration and cooperation 
  • climate change - potential influences and impacts 
  • hybridisation risk - real or perceived?
  • Peregrines as ecological indicators

The Scientific Committee

  • Kurt Burnham
  • Tom Cade
  • Andrew Dixon
  • Ed Drewitt
  • Knud Falk
  • Vladimir Galushin
  • Victor Hurley
  • Andrew Jenkins
  • Robert Kenward
  • Wolfgang Kirmse
  • Andrey Kovalenko
  • Peter Lindberg
  • Tadeusz Mizera
  • Torgeir Nygard
  • Giacomo Dell'Omo
  • Mátyás Prommer - Co-chairman
  • Adrian Reuter
  • Ralph Rogers
  • Christian Saar
  • Miguel Saggese
  • Janusz Sielicki - Chairman
  • Peter Wegner
  • Clayton White
  • Nick P. Williams
  • Mark Wilson
  • Michael Wink
  • Inigo Zuberogoitia

Executive Secretary - if You have any questions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you plan to submit anything by post , please use the following address:

TURUL Robert Zmuda
Post Box 11
00-837 Warsaw 22
Poland

Programme

The Conference will run over 5 days, including a day for field trips

The Preliminary Programme is, as follows:

2017, September 27
Wednesday
  • Arrival and Registration
  • Opening Session
  • Films and Slideshows (evening)
2017, September 28
Thursday
  • Oral Presentations
  • Poster Session
2017, September 29
Friday
  • Oral Presentations
  • Films and Slideshows (evening)
2017, September 30
Saturday
  • Oral Presentationsa (Half Day)
  • Workshops 
  • Final Plenary Session - Resolutions
  • Conference Closure
  • Closing Dinner
2017, October 1
Sunday
  • Field Trips

Options and itineraries for the Field Trips are still being planned.

Round-Tables and Workshops

You are welcome to suggest topics for Round Tables discussions and Workshops – Please submit your proposals no later than 15 April 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Topics for Round Tables and Workshops will be announced by the end of April 2017.

WE EXTENDED DEADLINE UNTIL JUNE 30, please contact organisers if you have any proposals.

Evening Programme

We plan to host film and slideshow after the scientific programme on Wednesday and Friday evenings. If you would like to show your film or slides – please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please remember that we have PAL/SECAM system for DVD in Europe.

Registration is open now

There are 3 options available for you now:

  • if you are not yet sure if will attend - please register your interest and you will receive regular e-mails with information about the Conference
  • if you wish to attend – please register now and pay the appropriate Conference Fee
  • if you have an abstract ready - please register now, pay your Conference Fee and submit your abstract

If you have any questions – please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Registration Form can be found at the end of this webpage.

Important dates

To ensure that your contribution arrives in time to be included in the Scientific Program, abstracts must be submitted by 15 April 2017 and you must be registered for the Conference by 1st of August 2017.

15 April 2017 Deadline for submission of proposals for Round-Tables and Workshops
15 May 2017 Deadline for submission of abstracts
15 June 2017 Deadline for early registration free (regular 150 Euro)
1 August 2017 Deadline for standard registration fee (regular 180 Euro). You must be registered by this date to be included in the Scientific Program.
before Conference Late Conference fee is 200 Euro
27 September 2017 Conference begins

Abstracts

 

WE EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS UNTIL JUNE 30

 

Abstract must be submitted by no later than 15 May 2017, to ensure inclusion in the book of abstracts to be printed in advance of the Conference.

All abstracts will be reviewed for relevance to the conference theme and for content. We reserve the right to turn down submissions. Unsolicited papers are open for submission as posters. Papers may be based on empirical research or reviews of published data.

Writing your Abstract

Please note that abstract titles should not exceed 100 characters (including spaces), and abstracts should be less than 2500 characters (including spaces). We reserve the right to edit abstracts for punctuation and grammar.

Your abstract should contain 2-3 sentences of basic-level introduction to the area of study; a brief account of the background and rationale of the work; a statement of the main conclusions (introduced by the phrase 'Here we show' or its equivalent); and 2-3 sentences putting the main findings into general context so it is clear how the results may affect other researchers or the field in general.

Abstract Submission

To submit an abstract please include it as a Word document attachment and e-mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please make sure to include the following information when submitting your abstract:

Presentation (whether you prefer to present your paper orally or as a poster)

Abstract title (Maximum length 100 characters including spaces; do NOT use all capital letters)

List of authors (First name, Last name, number corresponding to author's primary institutional affiliation, below, in parentheses)

Numbered List of institutions (List by number the primary institutional affiliations of each of the authors)

Abstract (Maximum length 2500 characters including spaces)

Example:

Population Biology of the Peregrine in Poland.

Joe Black (1), John White (2), Jack Green (1).

(1) MME  (2) Falcon Society 

We studied the Peregrine (Falco peregrinus) in three locations ....[remainder of abstract]

Papers and presentations

Four half-days of oral presentation sessions and a poster session are planned.
Each oral presentation will be a maximum of 25 minutes, plus 5 minutes for questions and answers.

As soon as your paper is ready, please prepare a CD/DVD including all pictures, text, literature cited etc. and submit it as soon as possible.  Proceedings will be published so complete papers must be submitted before the end of the Conference at the latest.

The Conference will be held in English only, so please prepare all your materials, including abstracts, in English.

A standard computer projector, TV, DVD player and flip-chart will be available.

If you need any special equipment, please let us know as soon as possible.

Please don’t forget that in Europe the TV system differs from the US, so you should prepare your DVD for PAL/SECAM system. 

Place

 

The Conference will be held at Herman Otto Institute, 1223 Budapest, Park u. 2.

Details are on the map on Institute website

The venue is easy accesible by train form the Budapest city center - go to train station Budatétény near the Institute.

Accommodation

We anticipate negotiating a special rate for delegates at the Conference venue and will publish the special Discount Code in due course.

Conference Fee

Details of the Conference Fee payment options will be announced as soon as possible.

The following early bid Conference Fee options are available:

  • Full Conference Fee, including all the Conference materials, tea/coffee breaks, lunches and the book "Peregrine Falcon Populations" ed. 2009 (To be collected at the Conference) - 200 Euro
  • Standard Conference Fee, including all the Conference materials and tea/coffee breaks and lunches - 150 Euro
  • Student Conference Fee, including all the Conference materials and tea/coffee breaks and lunches - 100 Euro - only for registered students of biology, veterinary, forestry or related subjects or students falconers (subject to acceptance by the organisers

After June 15 the fee options will be:

  • Full Conference Fee, including all the Conference materials, tea/coffee breaks, lunches and the book "Peregrine Falcon Populations" ed. 2009 (To be collected at the Conference) - 230 Euro
  • Standard Conference Fee, including all the Conference materials, tea/coffee breaks and lunches - 180 Euro
  • Student Conference Fee, including all the Conference materials, tea/coffee breaks and lunches - 120 Euro - only for registered students of biology, veterinary, forestry or related subjects or students falconers (subject to acceptance by the organisers

After August 1 the fee options will be:

  • Full Conference Fee, including all the Conference materials, tea/coffee breaks, lunches and the book "Peregrine Falcon Populations" ed. 2009 (To be collected at the Conference) - 250 Euro
  • Standard Conference Fee, including all the Conference materials, tea/coffee breaks and lunches - 200 Euro
  • Student Conference Fee, including all the Conference materials, tea/coffee breaks and lunches - 120 Euro - only for registered students of biology, veterinary, forestry or related subjects or students falconers (subject to acceptance by the organisers

All participants are encouraged to participate in the official Closing Dinner and to subscribe for the Conference Proceedings, planned for publication in 2018/2019.

Field Trips are not included in the fee – details and costs will be announced later.

If you have any special requirements – please contact us.

If you need support and/or you would like to apply for a reduced Conference Fee – please contact the organisers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including the reasons why you are seeking a reduced fee.

Payments, fee

Payments should paid in EURO. In case of payment in any other currency You will be asked to cover exchange rates of the bank.
Payment should include in the title name of the participant and description of fee (Full, Standard, Student).
After you pay, please send the confirmation of your payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
 
Payment should be done to the following account:
 
Account owner: Stowarzyszenie Sokol
Bank Ochrony Srodowiska
IBAN PL 62 1540 1069 2106 8721 8535 0003
SWIFT code  EBOSPLPW050

Sponsorship 

We wish to encourage attendance by participants from less economically developed countries, not least because the habitats and biodiversity of these countries are frequently less degraded by human activities.  We have a limited budget to provide support to a small number of delegates, so we encourage organisations and individuals from more affluent countries to consider offering support to their less wealthy counterparts.

In addition, we are seeking additional financial and in-kind support to host this important international gathering.

Sponsorship can be offered in three ways:

  • by contacting the organisers who will provide names of participants seeking support, whereby the sponsor can select the preferred delegate(s) and provide the support direct; or
  • by submitting a financial contribution to the organisers who will distribute the support to the delegate(s).
  • by submitting a financial contribution or details of proposed in-kind support to the organisers.

If you wish to be a sponsor please contact the organisers at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Register Your Interest Now!

This web page is under construction.  More information will be added over the coming months, so please check back regularly. 
For any further details, please contact the organisers at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please complete the Registration Form below if you wish to attend the Conference or if you are interested in receiving regular information updates.

Each person should complete a separate Registration Form.


Registration Form 

See the section below.

Please submit abstracts before 2017 May 15 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See you at the Conference


Useful informations 

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The Conference will be held at Herman Otto Institute, 1223 Budapest, Park u. 2.

Details are on the map on Institute website

The venue is easy accesible by train form the Budapest city center - go to train station Budatétény near the Institute.


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