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Conference on Biodiversity Conservation in the Arabian Peninsula
Looking forward from 10 years of regional conservation meetings

 

  Conference programme

 This programme is subject to cha nge

Day 1 - Wednesday 3 Feb 2010

Start Time End Time  
08:00:00 09:45:00 Registration in Main Lobby
10:00:00 10:10:00 Opening Film
10:10:00 10:15:00 Chancellorís Welcome , Dr Peter Heath, American University of Sharjah
10:15:00 10:30:00 Opening & Review 10 years of Conservation Workshops , Mr Abdulaziz Al Midfa, Environment and Protected Areas Authority
10:30:00 10:45:00 VIP , Prince Hassan of Jordan
10:45:00 11:00:00 Keynote , Dr Simon Stuart, Chair IUCN Species Survival Commission
11:00:00 11:05:00 Thanks , Mr Abdulaziz Al Midfa, Environment and Protected Areas Authority
11:05:00 11:30:00 Morning Tea
Regional Perspectives
11:30:00 11:35:00 Intro and Aims , Prof. Ahmed Disi
11:35:00 11:55:00 WWF Ecoregions , Ms. Razan Al Mubarak, Emirates Wildlife Society - WWF
11:55:00 12:15:00 Important Bird Areas and Ramsar Sites - a Critical Network of Sites required by migratory waterbirds , Sharif Al-Jbour, BirdLife International Middle East Office
12:15:00 12:35:00 Important Plant Areas in the Arabian Peninsula , Othman Llewellyn, National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development
12:35:00 12:55:00 Hotspots and species , Dr David Mallon, IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Group
12:55:00 13:00:00 Summary , Prof. Ahmed Disi
13:00:00 14:00:00 Lunch
Regional Perspectives cont
14:00:00 14:05:00 Intro and Aims , Dr Mohamed Shobrak, Taif University
14:05:00 14:25:00 Regional Environmental Agreements : Towards collective action , Dr Odeh Al Jayyousi, IUCN West Asia and Middle East Regional Office
14:25:00 14:45:00 Protected Area Networks in Arabia , Khaldoun Al Omari, IUCN West Asia and Middle East Regional Office
14:45:00 15:05:00 GIS Layers , Anil Kumar, Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi
15:00:00 16:00:00 Afternoon Tea
Transboundary Conservation Areas
15:05:00 15:25:00 Towards a systematic conservation assessment for the Arabian Peninsula , Dr Stephen Holness, South African National Parks
15:25:00 15:30:00 Summary , Dr Mohamed Shobrak, Taif University
16:00:00 16:05:00 Intro and Aims , Dr Abdul Karim Nasher, Sanaa University
16:05:00 16:25:00 Peace Parks in Southern Africa: Lessons learnt in conservation planning, Prof. Willem van Riet, Peace Parks Foundation
16:25:00 16:45:00 Regional Scope , Mr Abdulaziz Al Midfa, Environment and Protected Areas Authority
16:45:00 17:05:00 The Conservation of Dugongs ( Dugong dugong ) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi , Thabit Zahran Al Abdessalaam, Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi
17:05:00 17:10:00 Summary , Dr Abdul Karim Nasher, Sanaa University
17:10:00 17:20:00 Day 1 Closing
18:00:00 20:30:00 Conference Dinner ( Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club )
   

 

Conference on Biodiversity Conservation in the Arabian Peninsula
Sharjah 2010

Program
Day 2 -  Thursday 4 Feb 2010

 

Start Time End Time  
08:00:00 09:00:00 Registration Continues in Main Lobby
Looking to the Future
09:00:00 09:05:00 Intro and Aims , Dr Fredric Launay, IUCN/SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group
09:05:00 09:35:00 Restoration of degraded habitats in arid ecosystems: examples from the Arabian Peninsula, Dr Shahina Ghazanfar, Royal Botanic Gardens
09:35:00 09:55:00 Captive breeding & conservation , Dr Kristin Leus, IUCN/SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group Europe
09:55:00 10:15:00 Arabian Leopard in Oman , Dr Andrew Spalton, Office for Conservation of the Environment, Diwan of the Royal Court
10:15:00 10:35:00 Animal Reintroductions , Dr Mark Stanley Price, University of Oxford
10:35:00 10:55:00 Requirements for Strategic Plant Conservation in the Arabian Peninsula , Dr Tony Miller, Centre for Middle Eastern Plants
10:55:00 11:00:00 Summary Dr Fredric Launay, IUCN /SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group
11:00:00 11:30:00 Morning Tea
11:30:00 11:35:00 Intro and Aims Dr Adel Al-Zayanil, Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment & Wildlife
11:35:00 11:35:00 Colonization time of Arabia by the white-tailed mongoose as inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Dr Carlos Fernandes, University of Lisbon
11:55:00 12:35:00 Freshwater fishes & Marine Conservation in Arabia. Dr Fareed Krupp, Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum
12:35:00 12:55:00 Socotra Dr Kay Van Damme, Ghent University
12:55:00 13:00:00 Summary , Dr Adel Al-Zayanil, Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment & Wildlife
13:00:00 14:00:00 Lunch
14:00:00 14:05:00 Intro and Aims Prof. Boudjema Samraoui, King Saud University
14:05:00 14:25:00 Flyways and stop-overs , Dr Mohamed Shobrak, Taif University
14:25:00 14:45:00 Population structure, migratory connectivity and inference on gene exchange mechanisms in the Asian Houbara, Dr Olivier Combreau, International Fund for Houbara Conservation
14:45:00 15:05:00 Climate change - physical. Dr Abdulmohsin A. Al-Sofyani, King Abdul Aziz University
15:05:00 15:25:00 Climate change - biodiversity. Dr Hassan Felemban, King Abdul Aziz University
15:25:00 15:30:00 Summary Prof. Boudjema Samraoui, King Saud University
15:30:00 16:00:00 Afternoon Tea
16:00:00 16:25:00 Open Discussion , Dr David Mallon
16:25:00 16:35:00 Summary , Dr Mike Knight
16:35:00 16:45:00 Outputs and future , Dr Philip Seddon
16:45:00 16:55:00 Impressions , H. E. Majid Al Mansouri, Secretary General Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi
16:55:00 17:00:00 Closing and Thanks ,Mr Abdulaziz Al Midfa