Dear Colleagues and Students,
We are pleased to announce that the 17th International Bat Research Conference in 2016 will be hosted in Durban, South Africa. South Africa is the third most biodiverse country after Brazil and Indonesia and is the only country in the world with more than one biodiversity hotspot. Located in the middle of one of these hotspots, the Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Region, Durban is the right place for an international bat conference. With warm weather all year round, Durban welcomes visitors to a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle where beaches, barbecues, seafood and curry restaurants, clubs, quality accomodation and incredible wildlife provide everything an out-of-towner could wish for while attending a conference.
Please share the information on the International Bat Research Conference with colleagues, students and all other persons who have an interest in participating.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Durban!
With best regards,
The Local Organising Committee
Dr Corrie Schoeman (School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu Natal)
Prof Ara Monadjem (Department of Biological Sciences, University of Swaziland)
Prof Peter Taylor (School of Mathematical & Natural Sciences, University of Venda)
Dr Leigh Richards (Durban Natural Science Museum)
Prof Colleen Downs (School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu Natal)