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Thursday, 20 August 2015

36th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, 29 February - 04 March 2016 in Lima, Peru

Joanna Alfaro Shigueto ProDelphinus, Octavio Bernal 572-5, Lima 11, Peru; Universidad Científica del Sur, Peru (E-mail: jas_26@yahoo.com)

 Mi Casa es su Casa: Bienvenidos al Peru!
The Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation hosted every year by the International Sea Turtle Society (ISTS) is moving to South America for the first time. This event gathers multidisciplinary participants from around the world with a shared interest: conserving sea turtles and their environment.

 The 36th Annual Symposium will be held from February 29– March 04, 2016 at the Maria Angola Convention Center and Universidad Cientifica del Sur, both located in the capital of Peru, Lima, a city full of rich flavors, unique experiences, and the mystic union of the past and the present. Besides providing common advantages of a big city, Lima gives you the opportunity to learn about the Peruvian culture and as a coastal city, it reflects how we have related to the sea for many years. It may also serve as a starting point towards other Peruvian natural destinations such as the Amazon rainforest, Andes Mountains and northern subtropical beaches. We expect over 700 participants from around the world. This year the Symposium’s theme will be Crossroads, highlighting the need for multi-disciplinary, multi-taxa, multi-national, and multi-gender efforts in advancing marine conservation worldwide. This meeting seeks to break down barriers and boundaries between people and countries in order to achieve marine conservation through its most global flagship, the sea turtle. Our website will contain all the vital information about the 36th symposium (www.internationalseaturtlesociety.org) , and will be updated throughout the year. Here you will find important information about Lima and Peru, as well as registration, costs, and general information regarding the symposium. We hope you find it useful. Mark your calendars, start practicing your Spanish, and begin planning your trip to the 36th Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation!