62nd CIC General Assembly
23-25 April
Pravets, Bulgaria
Healthy wildlife – healthy people

Preliminary Programme of the 62nd CIC General Assembly

23 – 25 April 2015, Hotel RIU Pravets Resort, Bulgaria

"Healthy wildlife, healthy people"

22 April 2015
Pre-congress day
09:00 – 17:00
EU Large Carnivore Platform Meeting
Main conference room A
13:30 – 16:00
Meeting of CIC State Member Representatives
Side-event room
16:00 – 18:00
Council Meeting
Main conference room B
Council Dinner
Welcome Drink
Golf Club
Hotel Restaurant
23 April 2015
10:00 – 11:30
Opening Ceremony
Keynote speaker: Dr. Bernard Vallat, President of OIE
Main Conference Room
11:30 – 12:00
Coffee break
12:00 – 13:00
Members’ Assembly
Main Conference Room
13:00 – 14:30
Lunch break
Hotel restaurant
14:30 – 15:30
Africa Project (follow-up of the Milan Summit)
Main conference room
15:30 – 18:00

Division Meeting: "The Role of Hunters in the Conservation of Large Carnivores in the Carpathian Basin"

Conservation Status of Large Carnivores in the Carpathians (Prof. Dr. Ovidiu Ionescu - tbc)

How can CIC facilitate hunter coordination and support for large carnivore conservation in the Carpathian region? (Prof. Dr. Klaus Hackländer)

The perspective of the Frankfurt Zoological Society or regionally engaged conservation organisation

Panel Discussion: Large carnivore-related wildlife crime
Moderator: Gerhard R Damm, President of the Applied Science Division
Main conference room

Welcome dinner
Hotel restaurant
24 April 2015
09:00 – 12:30

Division Meeting: "Our Hunting Heritage, Constantly Recreated In Response To The Environment, And Our Interactions With Nature Provide Identity, Continuity And Conservation Purpose"

Two key note speakers – one Pan-European and one from the Carpathian region

Hunting Heritage, Culture and Traditions in Bulgaria

Women and Hunting Heritage in the Carpathians

Teaching Hunter Heritage and Conservation (Madeleine Nyman, Hannes Siege and Ramon Garoz)

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Prince Alexandre Poniatowski, President of the Culture Division
Main Conference Room

12:30 – 14:00
Hotel restaurant
14:00 – 17:00

Division Meeting: "The Role of Hunters in Detecting and Managing Wildlife Diseases"

Survey of Wildlife Disease

The Role of Hunters in managing Wildlife Diseases (Prof. Torsten Mörner)

Country Example on monitoring Wildlife Disease

The OIE/CIC initiative to manage Wildlife Diseases

Panel Discussion: The role of hunters to manage diseases and contribute to science

Moderator: Jan Heino, President of the Policy & Law Division
Main Conference Room

17:00 – 18:30

Working Group Young Opinion

Chair: Eloana Aichbichler, President of the WG Young Opinion
Main conference room

Free (Receptions of the National Delegations)
25 April 2015
09:00 – 10:30
Meeting of the Executive Committee
Side-event Room
11:00 – 12:30

Meeting of the Working Group Artemis

Chair: Dr. Sona Supekova, President of WG Artemis
Main Conference Room

12:30 – 14:00
Hotel restaurant
14:00 – 15:30
Closing Ceremony & Members' Assembly
Main Conference Room
Free afternoon
19:30 – 22:30
Gala Dinner & Hunting Auction
Guest of Honour: HM King Simeon II of Bulgaria (tbc)
Main Conference Room