Wildlife Research and Conservation 2023

9th - 11th September 2023
in Berlin, Germany

Wildlife Research and Conservation 2023 (WRC2023) is jointly organised by the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW), the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and WWF Germany; it is the successor of the International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife.

The conference programme includes one day of workshops on the 8th September apart from three days of plenary sessions.

WRC2023 aims to foster an exchange of ideas between wildlife scientists from different disciplines with an interest in mammalian species, and to present the latest advances and stimulate future research. The plenary sessions will cover a diverse range of fascinating topics such as conservation genomics, population sustainability, ethical aspects in conservation, demographic resilience and human-wildlife-interactions. In addition, renowned scientists will organise sessions and hands-on workshops, providing new perspectives on topics such as the use of artificial intelligence in conservation research, structural equation modeling, and genome analysis methods useful for species conservation studies.

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Conference venue

Henry Ford Building
Garystr. 35
14195 Berlin-Dahlem

Tentative list of sessions

  • Demographic resilience
  • Use of artificial intelligence in conservation research
  • Population sustainability
  • Ethical aspects in conservation research
  • Conservation genetics and genomics of wildlife
  • Human wildlife interactions
  • Workshop on structural equation modeling
  • Bioinformatics workshop: Genome analysis methods useful for species conservation studies
  • Science slam

Preliminary programme

Registration & abstract submission

Registration and abstract submission will open in March 2023!

Early registration fee, regular: 270 Euro
Early registration fee, reduced: 150 Euro*

Late registration fee, regular: 350 Euro
Late registration fee, reduced: 210 Euro*

*The reduced rate applies to participants resident in and affiliated with organisations of non-high-income countries (see World Bank classification) and for students of any country.

Deadline for abstract submission and early bird registration: 30th April 2023 midnight CEST.

Sponsoring opportunities

We would be delighted to welcome your company as sponsor of Wildlife Research and Conservation 2023! Please have a look at our sponsoring opportunities and do not hesitate to contact us for further information. Any kind of sponsoring including your own ideas is welcome.

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Josepha Prügel
Conference organisation & Leibniz-IZW Academy
Tel: +49(0)30 5168-127

Layla Mpinou
Conference organisation & Leibniz-IZW Academy
Tel: +49(0)30 5168-127

Stefanie Lenz
Conference organisation & finances
Tel: +49(0)30 5168-459

E-Mail: symposium@izw-berlin.de