The Fifth Regional Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology Asia Section «Conservation Asia 2018»



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The Fifth Regional Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology Asia Section «Conservation Asia 2018»

Conservation Asia 2018

Mainstream Conservation in a Changing Asia

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

August 6-10, 2018

Conservation Asia 2018, the Society for Conservation Biology Asia’s biennial international conference, will be held at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA), in Bishkek, the capital city of the Kyrgyz Republic. Nestled in the shadows of the Tien Shan Mountains, AUCA is a leading university of Central Asian with a flourishing international academic community.

Conference Theme

This year’s conference theme, “Mainstream Conservation in a Changing Asia,” will cover a diverse range of topics, from community based conservation and evidence-based approaches to conservation genetics and technological innovations. We invite scientists and conservation practitioners from all fields to participate!

Conference Details

The conference will include plenary talks, symposia, paper presentations, poster presentations, training workshops and an exposition with stalls allocated to organizations working on innovation in science and conservation across Asia.

Registration Costs

Registration costs vary depending on a number of variables. Please visit for a full breakdown of costs. Fully-funded fellowships for students and early career scientists might be available in due course of time.

Field Trip Possibilities

The Kyrgyz Republic has a great diversity of cultures, topography, climate, and vegetation. Low cost excursions will be organized around Bishkek city as well as beyond – many picturesque locations including Ala Archa National Park, Shamshy Reserve, Naryn Nature Reserve, and Issyk-Kul Biosphere Reserve are all accessible within 1 day drive from Bishkek.

For more information, timeline, registration details, and symposium applications, please visit: or contact Conference Coordinator at: (

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