BRI will host the 2019 International Loon/Diver Symposium. Our goal for this meeting is to bring together researchers, conservationists, resource managers, and loon enthusiasts to share knowledge and expertise.
In today’s complex world, important environmental choices depend on our ability to gather accurate data from different perspectives, synthesize that information, and offer viable solutions. BRI strives to build partnerships across North America and globally to achieve research study goals and a greater awareness of loon species worldwide.
2019 International Loon/Diver Symposium
October 30 through November 1, 2019
Westin Portland Harborview Hotel, Portland, Maine
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Loon researchers and conservationists, state and federal employees, wildlife rehabilitators, and students from across the northern hemisphere.
Building upon the success of the 2014 Loon Symposium at Northland College in Ashland Wisconsin, the 2019 conference aims to be a comprehensive meeting that encompasses all five loon species: Arctic Loon (also called the Black-throated Diver); Common Loon; Pacific Loon (pictured left); Red-throated Loon; and Yellow-billed Loon.
The Planning Committee is developing a detailed itinerary for the conference. Planners hope to include sessions on each of the five loon species.
We will post conference updates as information is available. Sign up for email updates here. And, please spread the word to your colleagues.
The charismatic loon has long captured the imagination of artists, storytellers, and myth makers. We are planning a community event that links science and art. We invite the public to share in the magic that the loon inspires with the hope that greater awareness will aid in conservation efforts.
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