Partners in Flight 6th International Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica, 2017
Held in conjunction with the 21st Congress of the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation (SMBC), between October 30th – November 3rd, 2017, in San Jose, Costa Rica, this PIF International Conference promoted interest in understanding and preserving birds throughout their annual cycle. PIF regarded the invitation to meet jointly with SMBC in Mesoamerica as an opportunity to increase partnerships with students and professionals across the region. It also provided a venue to examine the relevance of science, bird conservation, and biodiversity in the broader fields of sustainable development and human well-being.
The SMBC Congress included innovative presentations tackling different scientific and technical branches of biology and conservation, highlighting the work and participation of women on the issues of conservation and sustainable development. The meeting centered on the theme of “Biodiversity conservation in the hands of Mesoamerican women.” This conference highlighted women in the professional sphere, but also women from communities that collaborate with research projects and promote cultural change. Presentations focused on the conservation of biodiversity based on knowledge generated in the region and highlighted how these advances have improved, and will continue to improve, the management of biodiversity.
Please click here for the PIF conference schedule and below for abstracts and descriptions of various presentations and sessions.
- Conservation Assessment for the Birds of Central America
- Engaging Communities in Conservation
- Supporting conservation implementation: integrating single species and ecosystem conservation initiatives
(Supplemental Materials for Symposium-3: presentations, summary, and round table notes)
- Bird Conservation in Mexico
- Ornithological Collections as a Tool for Bird Studies
- Thirteen years of collaboration to preserve the Golden-cheeked Warbler and Mesoamerican Pine-Oak Forest
- International collaboration and capacity building to conserve our shared birds
- On-line Tools for Research and Education in Ornithology
- Migration Stopover in the Neotropics: Filling a Black Hole in Full Annual Cycle Conservation
- Scientific Knowledge for the Study and Conservation of Birds
- Bird Conservation Through Green Investments – Creating Effective Birdscapes for Migratory Birds
- Hummingbirds in a Changing World: Why Hummingbird Conservation Matters!
- Ecotourism as a tool for bird conservation
- Tropical Deciduous Forest/Mangrove Conservation Investment Strategy
- State of Rufous Hummingbird conservation and science
- Sister Bird Club Network – Linking Birders through Neotropical Migratory Birds
- Multi-National Monitoring Programs for Waterbirds in Central America – Building a regional baseline for conservation action
- Ornithological Diversity in Tropical Ecosystems: Long-term Studies
Contributed Paper Sessions:
- Waterbirds, Shorebirds, and Nicaraguan Grackle
- Biology of Nearctic-Neotropical Migratory Birds
- Bird Habitats and Communities
Partners in Flight Mesoamerica Meeting