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ECCB 2012 - Scotland, UK

The next European Congress of Conservation Biology will be held in Glasgow, Scotland (UK) in 2012. It will be hosted in a very modern eco-friendly venue called “The Armadillo,” which can host several thousands of participants. Glasgow also offers a very nice range of touristic attractions and the Highlands and the Loch Ness monsters are very, very close!

ECCB 2009 – Czech Republic

The second meeting took place in Prague, from September 1st to 5th, 2009, focusing on the theme “Conservation Biology and beyond: from science to practice”. It was hosted by the Czech University of Life Sciences.

ECCB 2006 – Hungary

A European milestone: the first European Congress of Conservation Biology

The European Section of the Society for Conservation Biology, and the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest organised the first ever European conservation biology meeting in 22-26 August 2006, in Eger, Hungary. The theme of the meeting was "Diversity for Europe," reflecting the variability of Europe’s biology and culture, and also the diversity of ways nature conservation acts. The meeting had over 1000 participants, representing all but one European countries, and the full range of conservation biology from applied ecology, GMO, climate change to planning and managing nature conservation. The list of plenary speakers included top scientists from Europe and from other continents, like John Lawton and Georgina Mace and Robert Pressey, and prominent EU stakeholders, like Ladislav Miko, director of Nature Conservation of DG Environment. A large number of exhibitors, active media coverage and various field trips and social programs contributed to the success of the congress.