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Call for papers: 2011 International Biodiversity Conference in Baños, Ecuador

3 December 2010

A call for papers has been made for the 2011 International Biodiversity Conference in  Baños, Ecuador.

Barry Barker of the Wild Spots Foundation writes:

This is an invitation for you to join us in Baños, Ecuador, July 29 - August 4, 20011 for the 2011 International Biodiversity Conference. Please consider presenting a paper, sharing your expertise in biodiversity, and/or being an active participant.   

Considered by some to be one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, the Foundation has an ongoing 20-year project in Ecuador's cloud forest to develop a photographic inventory of endangered/threatened plant and animal species in this part of the world. In addition, several other Ecuadorian and American scientists are defining this unique ecological habitat and discovering dozens of new species. We are organizing our third Biodiversity Conference to learn more about this and other unique ecosystems around the world, share research, and develop new questions for further study.

In addition, we extend an invitation to our AMAZONIA CLOUD FOREST BIODIVERSITY CENTER in Baños. One of the missions of this center is to collect photographic data on endangered/threatened species in this part of the world and support scientists investigating this region of the world. Our goal for the Center and the Conference is to have an international group representing Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Germany, South Africa, Canada, and the United States, as well as scientists from other countries with an interest in biodiversity, discovery of new species, zoology, taxonomy, wildlife conservation, as well as the applied side of this science including, but not limited to, ecotourism, nature photography as a scientific tool, and new or creative strategies in biodiversity education and environmental conflict resolution.

Our general categories are

•    Ecological Research in Biodiversity a variety of habitats around the world
•    Man, Society, and Biodiversity
•    Environmental Conflict Resolution
•    Captive Breeding; Capture and Release Programs
•    Ecological Biodiversity Research
•    Species-Specific Biodiversity Research
•    Biodiversity in a Changing Climate
•    Biogeographic projects and related research
•    GIS and Spatial Ecology Research
•    Innovative Environmental Education Programs

To reserve at place

• Go  to our conference site (
• Then, send an email to Dr. Barker ( to reserve a place.


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