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  • 17 April 2019

    At the first congress of The Latin America and Caribbean Section (LACA) of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) polish researcher present her studies in Venezuela and incite with Venezuelan researches joined project for whale shark in Caribbean region.

    The University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago hosted the inaugural Latin America and Caribbean Congress for Conservation Biology during three days. Congress’s motto were “Strengthening Conservation Connections Between the Caribbean and the Americas” that was fulfilled during several panels, seminars, pre- and post-congress workshops. Polish researcher Izabela Stachowicz, PhD, count on support from Polish Embassy in Caracas to present her study on different faces of environmental disturbances - habitat loss, fragmentation and wildfire in the Gran Sabana in Venezuela. Those are current and most urgent threats to biodiversity that were studied at Venezuelan Research Institute in Caracas.

     

    Important initiative was raised to establish the whale shark as a flag species for the promotion of the integration of the Caribbean and Latin American countries in scientific and educational matters for conservation. Venezuelan Shark Research Center propose the international training program for scientific-technical personnel in the area of biology, fishery and shark conservation, especially in Lesser Antilles.

     

    During opening and closing ceremony participants could enjoy different dishes from Trinidadian cuisine and local music. The nice atmosphere of the University of Western India served to integrate the participants of the congress and exchange valuable ideas.

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