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DATES FOR THE DIARY
Here are some events which we would have attended if we had a chance. So, if you are anywhere near, go and participate.
Beekse Bergen, Holland: 3-5 May 2013
Op 3, 4 en 5 mei vindt het Animal Event plaats. De Neushoornstichting is bij dit evenement aanwezig om zich te presenteren, met dank aan De Stichting Vrienden Safaripark Beekse Bergen. Op zondag 5 mei is er een seminar over neushoorns. Wij bieden een set van twee entreebewijzen voor diegene die, volgens ons, het beste kan motiveren waarom u het seminar bij wilt wonen.Het bijwonen van het seminar is inclusief lunch.Verder is al bekend dat enkele goede doelen deze dag een bijdrage ontvangen van De Stichting Vrienden Safaripark Beekse Bergen. Ook wij zijn hiervoor in de race. Wilt u het seminar bijwonen stuur dan vóór 1 mei aanstaande uw motivatie naar firstname.lastname@example.org. Wij zullen de motivaties beoordelen en op basis daarvan één van u toegang geven tot het seminar.
De Neushoornstichting, www.neushoornstichting.nl
Rhino Mayday : Wednesday 1 May 2013
A day of talks and debates for anyone with an interest in wildlife conservation.
Rhino Mayday will see experts from different rhino-related professions come together to a give talk on each of their specialist subjects. We’d like to invite you to join us for this special one day event. From project field staff and conservation charities, to academics and zoo personnel, there will be something for everyone. We will hear an update from the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit, tales of searching for the Javan rhino in Indonesia, and more about the rhino horn conspiracy in the UK antiques trade. You can keep up to date with the current line up of speakers by visiting our website www.savetherhino.org/events
We will also have a panel debate to discuss some current 'hot topics' in rhino conservation. If you have any suggestions of topics you would like us to discuss on the day please email email@example.com, or you can tweet us your suggestions @savetherhino. Please use the hashtag #rhinomayday in your tweets.
Rhino Mayday will be held at University College London and the Grant Museum of Zoology, Gower Street, London. Tickets cost £15 and include a complimentary tea or coffee. Lunch will be available to purchase at UCL at attendees' own expense.For more information and to register, visit www.savetherhino.org/events. Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you think would be interested in attending.
Here's the last word from one of last year's audience members! 'An incredibly informative and interesting day with a good variety of speakers and subjects. Attending this event really makes me feel involved. The Grant Museum was also fascinating and I look forward to next years Rhino Mayday.' See more comments from last year’s event at http://www.savetherhino.org/latest_news/news/414_rhino_mayday_2012
8th BIANNUAL RHINO KEEPER WORKSHOP
5-9 May 2013, hosted by San Diego Zoo Global
The mission statement of the International Rhino Keeper Association(IRKA) is to “promote professional collaboration, development and practices to advance rhinoceros conservation worldwide.” For this reason the IRKA holds a biannual Rhino Keeper Workshop with the aim of bringing together rhino experts, researchers, and keepers to faciliate the sharing of information, ideas and best practices related to rhino husbandry and conservation.
Call for abstracts: The IRKA is soliciting the submission of abstracts for 15-20 minute presentations on the above conference topics. Please email the abstract and contact information to Lance Aubery, firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00pm on November 30th, 2012. The IRKA Conference Planning Committee will review the abstracts and make selections. http://www.rhinokeeperassociation.org/
2013 INTERNATIONAL ELEPHANT & RHINO CONSERVATION & RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
August 26th - 30th, 2013
Presented by the International Elephant Foundation and the International Rhino Foundation. Hosted by the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
The pressures on wild populations of elephants and rhinos are increasing at an alarming rate. Poachers are killing elephants and rhinos at levels never seen before. Wildlife habitat continues to disappear while human-wildlife conflict increases. Break-through scientific investigation intdisease, nutrition, behavior and reproduction of elephants and rhinos in human care, ambassadors for their species, is contributing to the future survival of wild populations.
We invite elephant and rhino conservationists and researchers from around the world to present conservation projects and research results on field conservation, conflict mitigation, management, health, diseasenutrition, reproduction and behavior at our third joint International Elephant and Rhino Conservation and Research Symposium.
Come join us, meet your peers from around the world, share your experiences and best practices, make new friends and develop new professional associations. Visit Pittsburghzoo.org to register or IRF for more information.
9th National Symposium of Paleontology, October 2013
The 9th National Symposium of Paleontology will be held in Iaşi, between 25th -26th October 2013, being co-organized by the Romanian Society of Paleontologists and Faculty of Geography and Geology, Department of Geology. Venue: “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iaşi, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Department of Geology, Carol I, no. 20A, RO-700505, Iaşi, Romania.
Symposium themes: Paleozoology, Micropaleontology, Paleobotany and Palynology, Paleoecology and Paleogeography, Taphonomy and Ichnology, Biostratigraphy, Geoconservation, Sedimentology and Microfacies. A special session will be dedicated in this symposium to celebrating 150 years of geological education at the 'Al. I. Cuza ' University of Iaşi. Further information about The 9th National Symposium of Paleontology (circulars, abstract template, registration form) is available on web page: www.geopaleontologica.org
MAY DAY VIDEO
The audio recording of the Mayday presentations 2011 are now on the website of Save the Rhino: http://www.savetherhino.org/eTargetSRINM/site/1214/default.aspx
Mr Gargioni has collected rhinos in modern art for many years and has over a thousand pieces. An interview with the collector and a selection of his material is found in an entirely new section.
BOOK ON THE AFRICAN RHINOCEROS BY KEES ROOKMAAKER
ENCOUNTERS WITH THE AFRICAN RHINOCEROS
Münster, Schüling Verlag, 148 pp., 157 illustrations (many in colour).
Three reviews are Here, Here And Here
The book (A4 format) is a reprint of the monograph published online in the Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa in 2007. It is competetively priced at 59 Euro. To order, contact the publisher at: email@example.com
The production of Encounters with the African Rhinoceros was sponsored by the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust, Care for the Wild International, Henri A. Carpentier of Carino – RRC, Jane Kennedy of the International Rhino Keeper Association, David Lacey, Anna Merz of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, San Diego chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers, SAVE Foundation of Australia, Library of the World Conservation Society and the Zoological Society of San Diego
BOOKS ON RHINOS
There are many interesting books on rhinos, technical and popular.
The following book is available from the Natural History Book Service, www.nhbs.co.uk:
Anna Merz, Rhino (3rd ed. 1999) - £ 8.50
DOCUMENTS OF THE AFRICAN RHINO SPECIALIST GROUP
The IUCN/SSC African Rhino Specialist Group (AfRSG) has chosen the RRC website to provide public access to some of their important documents in October 2007.
Dr Martin Brooks, former Chair of the AfRSG, wrote in Pachyderm (no.44, 2008, p.12):
”Updated website with links to Rhino Resource Center - During the period under review the AfRSG’s web page has been updated providing links to a number of relevant documents hosted on the Rhino Resource Center website.”
Emslie, Richard H., Amin, Raj & Kock, Richard (eds), 2009. Guidelines for the in situ reintroduction and translocation of African and Asian rhinoceros. Occasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission no. 39: i-v, 1-115
Note: Paper copies of this report are now available from the Zoological Society of London.
Monitoring African rhino: trainee's guide (2007)
Translocating black rhino: current techniques for capture, transport, boma care, release and post-release monitoring (2007)
Guidelines for the in situ translocation of the African elephant for conservation purposes (2003)
African rhino: status survey and conservation action plan (1999)
African elephants and rhinos: status survey and conservation action plan (1990)
DOCUMENTS OF THE ASIAN RHINO SPECIALIST GROUP
The IUCN/SSC Asian Rhino Specialist Group (AsRSG) has given permission to the RRC to provide access to their documents.
Asian rhinos: status survey and conservation action plan (1996)
DOCUMENTS OF THE SADC REGIONAL PROGRAMME FOR RHINO CONSERVATION
Raoul duToit, coordinator of the SADC RPRC for southern Africa, has allowed the RRC to provide access to their public documents.
All items are listed and available as PDF. Type SADC in the author field of the Literature Search for a complete list.
DOCUMENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL RHINO KEEPER ASSOCIATION
Proceedings of the Fourth Rhino Keepers workshop 2005
Proceedings of the Second Rhino Keepers' Workshop 2001
Proceedings of the First Rhino Keepers' workshop 1999
RHINOCEROS HUSBANDRY MANUALS
AZA Rhinoceros husbandry resource manual.- Fort Worth, Zoological Park (1996)
Goeltenboth, R.; Ganslosser, U.; Tomasova, K. Husbandry guidelines (1995)