Friday, June 28, 2013

From the inbox

Found this invite today:

‘1st International Conference on the Biodiversity of the Congo Basin’
first half of June 2014, Kisangani, DR Congo
We are pleased to announce the ‘1st International Conference on the biodiversity of the Congo Basin’ at Kisangani, D.R. Congo.
This conference is an initiative of the Consortium Congo 2010 (the University of Kisangani, the Royal Museum for Central Africa, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and the National Botanic Garden of Belgium) and the ‘Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversit√©’ in Kisangani to facilitate interactions and collaborations among Congolese, Belgian and international teams and experts involved in various fields of biodiversity-related research in the Congo Basin.
The conference will take place during four consecutive days in the first half of June 2014 at the ‘Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversit√©’ at Kisangani. Financial support is provided by the Belgian Federal Public Planning Service Science Policy (Belgian Science Policy).

We anticipate the participation of more than 120 experts, 60-70 % of which from the DR Congo and countries within the Congo Basin. We count on the presence of scientists as well as representatives of organizations involved in this topic.
To help us plan this event, we kindly request you to indicate your interest and willingness to participate at this conference by sending an e-mail with your contact details to

More on the Congo Biodiversity Initiative here.

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