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Symposium Chicago 2018

'Reason for Hope'

Reintroduction of the Northern  Bald Ibis in Europe

Symposium "Reintroduction of migratory birds" | Chicago 2018

On November 17th 2018, the LIFE NBI team hosted a one-day symposium on the reintroduction of migratory birds at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. 25 participants presented various projects with different migratory bird species like Whooping Cranes, the Asian Houbara, the Australian Orange-bellied Parrot or the Northern Bald Ibis. The aim of the symposium was to learn about various methodological approaches for the conservation of migratory species.

Participants at the symposium on Reintroduction of Migratory Birds, organized by LIFE Northern Bald Ibis at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago. (Picture: Markus Unsöld)

Abstracts and presentations | Program

Phil Seddon | Department of Zoology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand | The challenges of migratory species reintroductions | Abstract

Johannes Fritz | Waldrappteam, LIFE+ Reason for Hope, Austria | Why do birds fly in formation? | Abstract | Presentation

Sarah Converse | U.S. Geological Survey, Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Washington | Culture shapes movements in a reintroduced migratory bird | Abstract 

Yves Hingrat | Reneco International Wildlife Consultants, LLC. | Migration of wild and captive bred Asian houbara | Abstract

John B. French |  USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD | Re-introduction of Whooping Cranes (Grus americana) in North America | Abstract | Presentation

Anne-Gabriela Schmalstieg & Bernhard Gönner | Waldrappteam, LIFE+ Reason for Hope, Austria | Socially involved hand-rearing and human-led migration as key method for the reintroduction of the Northern Bald Ibis | Abstract | Presentation

Zymantas Morkvenas | Baltic Environmental Forum, Lithuania | First experience and lessons learned from translocation of Aquatic warbler - Europe's rarest passerine and long distant migrant | Abstract | Presentation

Amy Coetsee | Zoos Victoria | Over-winter ranching and aided migration to help recover the orange-bellied parrot | Abstract

Barbara Eberhard | Waldrappteam, LIFE+ Reason for Hope, Austria | Campaign against illegal hunting in Italy | Abstract | Presentation

Johannes Fritz | Waldrappteam, LIFE+ Reason for Hope, Austria | Innovative approaches against illegal bird hunting: The Northern Bald Ibis as a flagship species | Abstract | Presentation

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