Wild Animals Vigilance Euromediterranean Society (WAVES), have a pleasure of welcoming all participants in the Xth International Symposium on Wild Fauna (ISoWiF2017) and express its feeling of honor to organize this conference in the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), in Vila Real, a city located in the North of Portugal, in the Douro Region, World Heritage listed by UNESCO.
For WAVES and UTAD, Wild Fauna subjects represent a common topic of major interest. Therefore, organize this ISoWiF edition, it was of main significance, being selected important topics transversal to this area that should be transparently and pragmatically presented during this two conference days:
- A - Wild fauna management and conservation;
- B - Wild fauna photography seen by professional eyes and researchers;
- C - Wild fauna diseases under One Health approach;
- D - Effects of environmental changes on wild fauna and habitats.
Around 150 participants (students, researchers, technicians, representatives of government authorities and wild fauna management companies) from different countries are expected to attend this symposium, with more than 80 presentations, providing the opportunity of interacting with an interdisciplinary group, exchange experience, improve innovation and knowledge, fortifying relationships and network and participating in the discussion about the future of wild fauna, under an integrated perspective and ONE HEALTH approach.