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CBSG Program Overview

Thursday 4 October, 2012
Opening registrations, Welcoming Reception in the evening.
Venue: Oaks on Market

Friday 5 October, 2012
Opening session, plenary and working group sessions (full day).
Morning, afternoon teas and lunch to be provided.
Venue: Oaks on Market
Saturday 6 October, 2012
Plenary & Working Group sessions (full day).
Morning, afternoon teas and lunch to be provided.
Venue: Oaks on Market

Sunday 7 October
Plenary & Working group sessions (half day).
Morning tea and lunch to be provided.
Venue: Oaks on Market
Presentation of the Ulysses S. Seal Award for Innovation in Conservation, and farewell event to be combined with the WAZA icebreaker on the evening of 7 October.

CBSG will hold its 33rd Annual Meeting in Melbourne, Australia from 4-7 October, 2012, and we invite you join us.

This year’s theme is: Linking in situ/wild/in nature and ex situ/captive/intensively managed conservation: integrating across the Species Survival Commission, which we will pursue through the regular CBSG format of brief plenary sessions followed by facilitated workshops, in which all delegates contribute their skills and experience to help address current conservation challenges.

 Tentative working group topics include:

  • Wildlife Disease Risk Analysis: One Health meets One Plan (an introduction and mini-training workshop) (Convenor: Richard Jakob-Hoff)

  • Conservation Welfare (Convenor: Sally Walker)

  • CBSG Climate Change Action Planning (Convenors: Bengt Holst, Paul Pearce Kelly)

  • Keeping tools alive: Ensuring a Future for CBSG Innovation (Convenors: Bob Lacy, Jon Ballou)

  • Integration of structured decision making approaches into species conservation planning practice (Convenors: Phil Miller, Caroline Lees)

  • Frozen Ark: The creation of a One Plan Approach genome resource banking system (Convenor: Ann Clark)

  • Australian mammal’s extinction: needs and costs of ensuring captive populations and other IMPs: Application of the One Plan Approach (Convenors: Dalia Conde and Hugh Possingham)

  • Embedding nature conservation into national policy (Convenor: Milen Marinov)

To read more about the working group topics and to see the draft agenda for the CBSG Annual Meeting, please visit http://www.cbsg.org/cbsg/workshops/display.asp?id=458.
We encourage you not only to join us for this year’s meeting, but to help shape the agenda.  You can ensure that issues of concern to you are explored by convening a working group on a topic of your choice.  

For more information, please feel free to contact me onnie@cbsg.org or one of the co-convenors of CBSG Australasia,
Caroline Lees caroline@CBSGaustralasia.org and
Richard Jakob-Hoff Richard.Jakob-Hoff@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.
We hope to see you in Melbourne.



About CBSG

The Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) mission is to save threatened species by increasing the effectiveness of conservation efforts worldwide.


  • developing and disseminating innovative and interdisciplinary  science-based tools and methodologies,

  • providing culturally sensitive and respectful facilitation that results in conservation action plans, 

  • promoting global partnerships and collaborations, and

  • fostering contributions of the conservation breeding community to species conservation,

CBSG transforms passion for wildlife into effective conservation. 

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