14th Perdix Congress
22 to 25 Aug. 2017

Wildlife under human influence

What can we do?

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All over the world, wild species have to share their territory with humans, especially on the Mediterranean coast of south-eastern France, where the 33rd IUGB Congress with the Perdix 14th symposium will take place.

Be they direct or indirect, over the short or the long term, the effects of human activities on wildlife are often difficult to assess. Once the effects of human activities are properly evaluated, one can adapt management practices to better take them into account in order to better fulfill the wildlife management objectives.

The IUGB 2017 Congress will present works at the cutting edge of science tackling topics related to agriculture, forestry, hunting, tourism, urbanization, economic development, ecosystem evolutions, climate change, and their relationships with wildlife. Practical tools, field methods, statistics, as well as conceptual breakthroughs will be shared. In addition to the results of each study or experience, the Congress will also build on their conclusions to try highlighting the most appropriate management fallouts for local conditions and objectives.

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The congress will take place in Montpellier, at the CORUM Conference Centre (Esplanade Charles De Gaulle, 34000 Montpellier, GPS : 43.614226,3.882576).

Montpellier is an exceptional destination brimming with character, surrounded by some of the very finest natural World Heritage sites.

A land of encounters, passion, shared experiences, a perpetual melting-pot where new ideas forge a bold spirit.

Settled during the Roman Empire, the city hosts more than 30000 students, making it one of the most famous university campuses in France.

However this ambitious city also has a tender heart. Montpellier, which basks in the sun between the Mediterranean Sea and vineyards, has something to offer, whether visitors are seeking to learn about the history of the area, savour its flavours or discover the biodiversity sheltered in the wonderful landscapes nearby.