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International conference on hybridization Print

2 - 3 and 4 November an international conference "Hybridization between wild and domestic mammals as a conservation threat and opportunity" will take place at hotel Granduca, Grosseto. Info on

 

 

The title is: "Hybridization between wild and domestic mammals as a conservation threat and opportunity".

 

Anthropogenic hybridization is a serious threat to the conservation of many wild species in Italy and many other countries. Well known examples are the hybridization dog-wolf in Italy, domestic cat-wild cat in Scotland, American bison-cattle in USA etc. The management of this threat is often very difficult as it involves tackling complicated biological, ethical, political and technical aspects.

 

The conference will offer the opportunity to explore and discuss, with the participation of several international experts, all aspects of the study and management of anthropogenic hybridization. In particular, the conference will focus on the most recent developments in the techniques to detect  hybridization and introgression in wild populations, on defining hybrids based on morphological and genetic features, and on discussing management approaches under various scenarios of hybridization prevalence.

 

The conference is organized by the LIFE Project Ibriwolf (www.ibriwolf.it). Scientific responsibility: Luigi Boitani and Paolo Ciucci, Department of Biology and Biotechnologies, Sapienza Rome University.

 

Important! The first session of the conference is open to the public (November 2 and 3). The second session (November 4) will be a roundtable only for the invited speakers, not open to the public.

 

Participation is free, but registration is necessary, you can do on http://www.ibriwolf.it/en/content/registration-form.

 

II conference circular about hybridization with program and details to participate

 
"Shuttle bus on call" service Print

From Monday 3 November 2014 to the 20th March 2015 the "shuttle bus on call" service to visit the Maremma Park is open. The service, totally by phone, is explicated below:

 

Visit Centre is open from 8.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.


Calling the following number +39 0564/407098, operative every day from 8.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. it’s possible to book the way-ticket for the day and the hour wanted. It’s possible until 2.00 p.m. of the day before. It will be possible to take up with other people until a maximum of 15 people. On Saturday and holy days the service is not on call and it is without booking.

 

Before getting on the shuttle bus it’s required the Park entrance ticket available at the Alberese Visit Centre. The ticket includes the shuttle bus way ticket.

 

The shuttle bus is marqued by the sign “Navetta Parco”. It will be possible to book more days until a maximum of 7 days.

 
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