Alpha Wildlife Summits 2021

Would you like to participate in the Alpha Wildlife Summit? Please read the info below on how you can become a presenter.

Presentations & Publications


All wildlife professionals wishing to give one or more presentations at the Video Summit and publish one or more papers are asked to email the title(s) of their presentation(s), the names of their co-authors, and a short abstract to gproulx@alphawildlife.ca by April 30th, 2021.

Authors will be informed about the acceptability of their presentation(s) soon after their submission. For all accepted titles, authors must submit their manuscripts by August 31, 2021. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. Acceptation or rejection of papers will be completed by October 1, 2021. Revisions of final papers will have to be completed by October 15, 2021. **Kindly note that nobody will be presenting at the Summit without having a paper duly accepted for publication.

Alpha Wildlife Publications will publish approved manuscripts before March 2022 in a book that will be universally and freely accessible via the Internet in an easily readable and printable PDF format. The manuscript style and format, and page charges, will follow those of the Canadian Wildlife Biology & Management (cwbm.ca) journal.

Themes to Consider

Theme I – Trapping and Wildlife Conservation

• Is trapping necessary to implement wildlife conservation programs and to resolve human-wildlife conflicts?
• Does trapping impact on species at risk?
• What are the criteria to justify a trapping season?

Theme II – Animal Welfare and Trapping

• What are suitable trap threshold acceptation levels (“humaneness”, capture efficiency and selectivity) and trap testing protocols?
• Which indicators and injuries should be used to detect poor animal welfare in animals captured in traps?
• How can stricter trap visit intervals be implemented?
• Should trap visit periods vary with target species and locations?
• Should sedatives be included in the development of restraining traps?

Theme III – Mammal Trapping Standards

• How can standards be developed and implemented worldwide?
• Should there be an international organization overseeing the implementation of standards?
• Should the trade of products resulting from trapping (e.g., fur market and by-products) be banned from countries which do not implement state-of-the-art trapping standards?

Please note that all presentations and papers must be original and based on factual information.

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