Detailed programme


Detailed programme:

DAY 0 (SUN 19th FEB 2017)

12:00 - 18:00 Registration opened at aula

14:00 - 17:00 Optional excursion to the common eland farm in Lány

18:00 - 22:00 Icebreaker

9:00 - 16:00 Prague zoo visit (no booking needed)


DAY 1 (MON 20th FEB 2017)

8:00 - 18:00 Registration opened at aula 

9:00 - 9:30 Foreword (rector/dean /organizers/conference partners etc.) 

9:30 - 9:50 Introduction of Al Bustan Zoo - Meyer de Kock

9:50 - 10:20 Antelope opening plenary - David Mallon - presentation 

10:20 - 10:40 Return of the Scimitar-horned oryx Oryx dammah to Chad - John Newby - presentation

10:40 - 11:00 Addax conservation in the wild: status update in Niger and Chad - Thomas Rabeil

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break 

11:30 - 12:00 Research and conservation status of antelopes in Mongolia - Lkhagvasuren Badamjav 

12:00 - 12:20 Antelopes and hippos in the Chinko nature reserve in eastern Central African Republic - ecology, status and conservation actions - Thierry Aebischer - presentation

12:20 - 12:40 Niokolo Koba antelope species: different life stories - Mamadou Daha Kane

12:40 - 13:00 Intentional manipulations of antelopes - Phillippe Chardonnet - presentation

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch 

14: 00 - 14:30 Rescue and conservation of the critically endangered giant sable antelope Hippotragus niger variani - Pedro vaz Pinto - presentation

14:30 - 14:50 From wintering stables to safari and back - antelope transfers in Czech Africa - Jiří Hrubý - presentation

14:50 - 15:20 Hirola - community conservancy in practice - Abdullahi Ali - presentation

15:10 - 15:30 Skype greetings -Richard D. Estes  

15:40 - 16:00 Group photo

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 - 17:00 Conservation genetic management of wildlife - Rob Ogden - presentation

17:00 - 17:20  Splitting or lumping? Genetic analysis and the conservation 

of the dama gazelle (Nanger dama) - Helen Senn 

17:20 - 17:40 Applying Bayesian Belief Networks to solve for wicked problems; The case study of Black and Blue wildebeest hybridization in South Africa - Nicole Benjamin-Fink - presentation

 

DAY 2 (TUE 21st FEB 2017)

8:00 - 18:00 Registration opened at aula

9:00 - 9:30 Saving Africa's giraffe - a tall story! - Julian Fennessy - presentation

9:30 - 10:00 Advancing giraffe conservation in East Africa in the 21st century - Arthur Bienvenu Muneza 

10:00 - 10:20 The social organisation of wild Rothschild's giraffes in Kenya: applications for conservation and captive management - Zoe Muller 

10:20 - 10:40 Allonursing in captive giraffes - the research with many results - Markéta Gloneková - presentation

10:40 - 11:00 Conserving the elusive 'forest giraffe': the IUCN/ICCN Okapi Conservation Strategy and Status Review - Noëlle Kümpel 

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break 

11:30 - 12:00 Prediction and inovation for antelope conservation in Africa - Mark Stanley Price - presentation

12:00 - 12:20 An introduction to the EAZA Antelope & Giraffid Taxon Advisory Group - Jens-Ove Heckel - presentation

12:20 - 12:40 Species husbandry as Noah's ark or asset to conservation: case of eland - Radim Kotrba 

12:40 - 13:00 The Wandering Bus: the environmental education as bottom-up approach in the biodiversity conservation in Cameroon - Jaroslav Šimek 

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch 

14:00 - 15:00 Attrition and endemism: The evolution of rarity in Cetartiodactyls - Jonathan Kingdon 

15:00 - 15:30 Conservation in Chad - success story of Zakouma - Markéta Antonínová 

15:30 - 16:00 The Impact of Climate Change on African Antelopes - Jakob Bro-Jorgensen - presentation

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break 

16:30 - 18:00 IUCN SSC Hippo Specialist Group meeting (closed)

16:30 - 18:00 IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group meeting (open)

16:30 - 18:00 Zambia - documentary movie of Peter Lupták


DAY 3 (WED 22nd FEB 2017)

9:00 - 9:30 Conservation breeding of Western Derby eland - history and challenges - Karolína Brandlová - presentation

9:30 - 9:50 Western Derby eland - small population with big aims - Anna Kubátová - presentation

9:50 - 10:10 Preferences of Western Derby elands for macro- and microelements in the Fathala and Bandia reserves: potential key knowledge for conservation - Pavla Hejcmanová - presentation

10:10 - 10:30 Environmental education for antelope conservation - Mathy Sané - presentation

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break 

11:00 - 11:30 The state of common hippo science and conservation - Rebecca Lewison 

11:30 - 12:00 Different sex allocations in two species of hippopotamus in captivity - Jan Pluháček - presentation

12:00 - 12:20 Conservation issues of wildlife in semi-arid areas: case of common hippopotamus in the Sourou River in Burkina Faso - Theophile Ollo Dibloni

 12:20 - 13:20 Lunch 

13:20 - 13:40 Updating methodological approaches for counting hippopotamus in Central Africa - Deo Kujirakwinja - presentation

13:40 - 14:00   Pygmy hippos in captivity: studbook, breeding programmes and conservation - Beatrice Steck - presentation

14:00 - 14:20 The importance of community-based conservation and protected forests for the Endangered pygmy hippopotamus - Annika Hillers 

14:20 - 15:00  Concluding words and discussion (facilitated by David Mallon) 

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break

18:00 - 24:00 Conference dinner & Party


DAY 4 (THU 23rd FEB 2017)

9:00 - 11:00 IUCN SSC Hippo Specialist Group meeting (open) 

9:00 - 11:00 IUCN SSC Giraffe and Okapi Specialist Group meeting (closed) 

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break 

11:30 - 13:00 IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group meeting (closed) 

11:30 - 13:00 IUCN SSC Giraffe and Okapi Specialist Group meeting (open) 

9:00 - 13:00 Visit of Prague Zoo 

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch  

Antelope, Giraffe, Hippo conservation workshop 

14:00 - 14:20 Conservation projects supported by EAZA zoos - Tania Gilbert 

14:20 - 14:40 Conservation projects for pygmy hippo - Chris Ransom

14:40 - 15:30 Linking zoos with in situ conservation - open discussion facilitated by David Mallon 

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break 

16:00 - 18:00 In situ conservation challenges - open discussion facilitated by David Mallon


DAY 5 (FRI 24th FEB 2017)

8:00 - 18:00 Excursion to Dvůr Králové zoo


DAY 6 (SAT 25th FEB 2017)

8:00 - 18:00 Excursion to Ostrava zoo