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From 09 May 2017 until 11 May 2017 - Pico, Azores, Portugal

The Woodcock and Snipe Workshop is a regular meeting organized by the Woodcock and Snipe Specialist Group (WSSG). The WSSG is a network of specialists (scientists and non-scientists) concerned with the study, monitoring, management and conservation of populations of woodcock and snipe species. The WSSG is a specialist group from Wetlands International, providing information and advice to support its conservation programs and projects. The WSSG also acts as an expert group for the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).


The main purpose of the WSSG is to provide up-to-date knowledge on woodcock and snipe species in the world. It is also expected to encourage new research and to facilitate contacts between researchers. WSSG intends to play the role of an expertise platform for biologists, conservationists and wildlife managers interested in woodcocks and snipes for sharing and exchange of information. As these are game species, the final objective is to ensure the sustainable use of their populations.


The Woodcock and Snipe Workshop aims to share knowledge on all aspects of every woodcock and snipe species: biology, habitats, population dynamics, census techniques, monitoring, hunting statistics, management & conservation, capture techniques. The 2017 edition, the 8th Woodcock and Snipe Workshop, will be held in the village of Madalena, Pico island (Azores, Portugal) from 9 to 11 May (organized by CIBIO-InBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, and ONCFS, Office national de la chasse et de la faune sauvage).



Yves Ferrand (ONCFS, France)
Andrew Hoodless (GWCT, UK)
Edward H. Miller (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
Kévin Le-Rest (ONCFS, France)
Tiago M. Rodrigues (CIBIO-InBIO, Univ. Porto, Portugal)
David Gonçalves (CIBIO-InBIO, Univ. Porto, Portugal)



David Gonçalves (CIBIO-InBIO, Univ. Porto, Portugal)
Yves Ferrand (ONCFS, France)
Rémi Fontaine (CIBIO-InBIO, Univ. Porto, Portugal)
Diana Silva (CIBIO-InBIO, Univ. Porto, Portugal)
Tiago M. Rodrigues (CIBIO-InBIO, Univ. Porto, Portugal)
Pedro Andrade (CIBIO-InBIO, Univ. Porto, Portugal)



Registration deadline: 31 March 2017
Registration payment: 31 March 2017
Abstract submission deadline: 31 March 2017



All participants and lecturers attending the Workshop must register until 31 March 2017 using the registration form, and send it to

Registration fees: 150 €

Registration fees include:

• Attendance at the Workshop;
• Abstract & Program booklets;
• Conference Proceedings;
• Conference bag;
• Refreshment during the breaks;
• Welcome reception;

• Closing dinner;
• Two lunches;
• One Field trip in Pico Island + meal bag;
• One field trip in Faial Island, including boat transfers Pico-Faial-Pico.


Payment form WSSG workshop 2017.



Abstracts should be submitted to until 31 March 2017. There is no set limit to the number of oral and poster communications a participant may submit. However, all communications need to be approved by the scientific committee, and if deemed more appropriate, some oral presentations may need to be converted to posters.

Requirements for abstract:
• Abstract should be written in English
• Please use the abstract layout 
• Underline the name of the author who will present
• Specify type of presentation preferred: oral or poster

Oral communications should be no longer than 15 minutes + 5 minutes of discussion. Slide shows must be presented in PowerPoint format at Standard (4:3) slide size. Posters should be presented with a height of 120 cm and a width of 80 cm.




Tuesday, 9th May, 2017
Morning: Opening session and presentations
Afternoon: Presentations
Evening: Welcome reception in "Cella Bar"


Wednesday, 10th May, 2017
Morning: Presentations
Afternoon/Evening: Field trip in Pico Island


Thursday, 11th May, 2017
Morning: Field trip to Faial Island
Evening: Closing dinner (restaurant to be announced)



The Workshop will be held at:

Auditório Municipal da Madalena
Rua Dr. Urbano Prudêncio da Silva
Madalena, Pico Island, Azores




For any questions or additional information:


To know more about this event, please visit the official website.


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