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Freeport to Host 2011 Regional Meeting of the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds
Jul 20, 2011 - 10:39:21 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - July 21st through 25 will be an exciting time for birding enthusiasts on Grand Bahama as  Freeport has been chosen to host the 2011 regional meeting of the SCSCB!

This is a great opportunity to meet ornithologists, writers, environmentalists and bird lovers from the USA, Mexico and the Caribbean, and anyone can attend!  Please visit their website   www.scscb.org and click on the Freeport Conference site for the programme and information on the speakers .

Meetings will be held in the conference center at Pelican Bay Hotel and interested persons can participate for a day or the week.  Daily cost is $40.00 including lunch.

The theme of the meeting is Connecting with Nature Through Birds. Many sessions and training workshops will focus on aspects of this theme, that is, finding ways to engage a larger and more diverse constituency more effectively by inspiring interest in nature, and encouraging people to recognize and utilize the economic values of birds and habitats. Ultimately, we hope to help build the capacity of our members and partners to develop a conservation ethic in local people and increase their commitment to and involvement in conservation action. This theme is strongly linked to work that was initiated at the 2009 meeting in Antigua on sustainable bird and nature tourism and that will be continued at this meeting as well (through a workshop to develop SCSCB’s Caribbean Birding Trail).

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