Harmonisation of the Care and Use of Wild and Domestic Mammals and Birds in Field Research

Oslo airport Gardermoen, 26-27 October 2017

This international consensus meeting, where we aim to have representatives of all four stakeholders in field research (regulators, scientists, industry and animal welfarists), is a follow-up of Norecopa's consensus meeting in 2008.

Much has happened since then: not least, implementation of EU's Directive 2010/63 and new Norwegian legislation. Both of these contain new concepts and relatively few specific statements about field research. There are many unanswered questions which need to be discussed. One of these concerns the dividing line between capture, marking and sample collection of animals for management purposes, and for research. Another aim of the meeting will be to close the gap between researchers working in the field and those working with laboratory animals, and to present the PREPARE guidelines for planning research.

This meeting will address:

  • EU and national legislation, and how it applies to field research
  • Ethics, health and welfare
  • New technologies, methods and approaches
  • Planning field research

The meeting will discuss the use of domestic animals (e.g. sheep and reindeer) in field research, as well as wildlife.

The final version of the programme for the meeting is available here.

NB. The official Registration Portal is now closed but we still have room for you in the meeting and we will do our best to find hotel accommodation. Please register your interest as soon as possible by sending us an email.

The meeting will start on the morning of 26 October and will finish at lunchtime on 27 October (lunch that day is included in the price). You are welcome to arrive the evening before for dinner at the hotel. We welcome comments on the programme and any other issues you may wish to mention.

Here you can download a flyer about the meeting. Please feel free to circulate it widely to advertise the meeting.

Do you have questions? Please contact Adrian Smith.

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