logo_20years

 

 

RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION OF EUROPEAN HERPETOFAUNA AND ITS ENVIRONMENT: BOMBINA BOMBINA, EMYS ORBICULARIS, AND CORONELLA AUSTRIACA

 

www.life-herpetolatvia.biology.lv

 

 

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP–CONFERENCE

 

Project LIFE-HerpetoLatvia organized International WorkshopResearch and Conservation of European Herpetofauna and its Environment: Bombina bombina, Emys orbicularis, and Coronella austriaca”, hold in Daugavpils, 08-09.10.2012.

image003

Book of abstracts

Programme

The aim of the workshop was experience exchange over different aspects of research, management of populations, and conservation in-situ and ex-situ of three project species.

The main topics of the workshopconference covered different aspects of research, management of populations, and conservation in-situ and ex-situ of three species of herpetofauna: Bombina bombina, Emys orbicularis, and Coronella austriaca:

               Practical results of LIFE, European, national, local and other projects connected with conservation or research on these species;

               Genetic analyses and its role in management of populations;

               Management practices for sustainability of populations;

               General biology and ecology of these species;

               Connections between human impact, water and terrestrial ecosystems and these species;

               Distribution, new findings, natural area, climate and habitats;

               Zoocultures of three main species, technologies of keeping, domestication’s problems;

               Re-introduction programs, population enforcements by releasing in wild and their results or problems.

               Diets and feeding of these species;

               Aquatic and terrestrial invasive species as threats to these species;

               Role of education and public awareness in conservation programms

Practical part of the workshopconference will be in a form of a visits to:

               sites and territories of Project LIFE-HerpetoLatvia;

               husbandry facilities in Latgales Zoo;

               facilities for Emys orbicularis breeding in Reare Amphibian and Reptile Breeding Centre, which is being renovated during LIFE-HerpetoLatvia Project;

               future Natura 2000 territory for Bombina bombina;

               sites of Emys orbicularis findings in wild;

               territory where largest Bombina bombina population in Latvia is found (site called “Demene”).

We had with 24 presentations of 37 authors from 7 countries in a form of oral presentation or poster, but 21 participants - experts, other LIFE project representatives, scientists and students participated in workshop in person.

Twoday free-of-charge workshop included presentations, discussions, field visits to the sites of future habitat improvement works, and visiting of new RRABC building.

The members of scientific committee of the conference were

Dr. Aija Pupiņa, LIFE-HerpetoLatvia, Latgales Zoo, Latvia;

Dr. Wlodzimierz Wojtas, Institute of Biology, Cracow Pedagogical University, Poland.

Dr. Andris Čeirāns, LIFE-HerpetoLatvia, University of Latvia, Latvia;

Dr. Victor Bakharev, Mozyr Pedagogical University, Belarus;

Dr. Artūrs Škute, Daugavpils University, Latvia;

Dr. Sergius Kuzmin, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia;

Dr. Arvīds Barševskis, Daugavpils University, Latvia;

Dr. Nataļja Škute, Daugavpils University, Latvia;

Dr. Mihails Pupiņš, LIFE-HerpetoLatvia, Daugavpils University, Latvia.

 

The members of organizing Committee were

Dr. Aija Pupiņa, LIFE-HerpetoLatvia, Latgales Zoo, Latvia;

Dr. Andris Čeirāns, LIFE-HerpetoLatvia, University of Latvia, Latvia;

Dr. Mihails Pupiņš, LIFE-HerpetoLatvia, Daugavpils University, Latvia;

PhD. stud. Valerijs Vahrusevs, Daugavpils University, Latvia;

Mag. Jeļena Litvinceva, Daugavpils University, Latvia;

Bach. stud. Agnese Pupiņa, Latgale ecological society;

Mag. stud. Aivars Rimicāns, Daugavpils University, Latvia;

Bach. stud. Zanda Lisovska, Daugavpils University, Latvia.