The Neotropical Raptor Network, The Peregrine Fund and Fundacion Rapaces de Costa Rica will be hosting the IV Neotropical Raptor Conference in La Fortuna, Costa Rica from 10-13 October 2016.
Biologists, students, falconers, educators, and conservationists will come together to share their latest research results, successes and challenges. The conference will also act as a meeting point to foster discussion and collaboration on solutions to both present and future conservation issues such as habitat destruction, electrocution, human persecution of raptors and climate change.
Apart from 3 days of scientific plenary sessions, and a full day of Raptor Skills Courses there will be time to enjoy the town of La Fortuna, itself. One of the most-visited areas of the country, the area is surrounded by national parks, streams, waterfalls and of course, the now dormant Arenal volcano, making it an excellent location for birding, hiking, zip-lining, rafting, and other outdoor activities.
The Best Student Presentation Awards will be given to the top three oral or poster presentations given by students at the Neotropical Raptor Conference. This award can only be given to a student currently enrolled in a higher degree, such as master’s or doctorate. The awards are valued at US$250, $150, and $100 for the top three students. Students wishing to be considered for this award should indicate their interest in their email when they submit their abstract . In addition, students presenting papers for consideration should submit a second extended abstract (up to 3 pages) or full paper for publication in the conference proceedings.