The 18th International Wildlife Law Conference will be held in Tilburg, the Netherlands, on 18-19 April 2018. The conference is being organised by Tilburg University’s Department of European and International Public Law. An optional post-conference field trip, arranged with Staatsbosbeheer, will be held on April 20, 2018.

The Conference will include papers on a range of legal and policy frameworks for achieving transboundary conservation, including the various global and regional wildlife treaties and the European Union’s Nature Directives. Papers are invited on the following aspects of international and regional wildlife law and policy:

Conservation and management of large carnivores and other megafauna;
Flyway-level conservation and management of migratory bird populations;
Marine and terrestrial protected areas (e.g. connectivity, restoration and wilderness issues);
Prevention, control and eradication of invasive alien species;
Contemporary challenges facing international wildlife law and innovative solutions;
The limits of international wildlife law: perspectives from other sectors and disciplines.

Papers on other topics will also be considered. The organisers of this conference have been active in publishing research on issues, particularly on large carnivore conservation, that can affect hunting. FACE encourages its legal experts to consider attending this event.

A selection of the best papers will be published in the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy. Should you wish to present a paper at the Conference, please submit an abstract (max. 300 words) to iwlc18@tilburguniversity.edu by no later than Friday 13 October 2017.

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