Dear LACA 2020 community: 

Up to the moment, there is still significant uncertainty about the future situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, along with increasing travel restrictions, and lack of funding for conference travel. Therefore, after a deep analysis of the situation, and considering that the health and welfare of our attendees is our top priority, the organizers of LACA 2020 have decided to go digital. In order to achieve a great digital conference, it is necessary to postpone the conference for a later date in 2020 as the planning team is currently working on this transformation. We are incredibly fortunate to have BUAP as our leading partner for this event due to its online conference technology and experienced colleagues. We feel confident that this year’s conference will be an exciting event that will attract even more participants, especially without the added costs of travel and lodging.


In the meantime, we continue to accept oral presentation abstracts and are less restricted in our acceptance rate than in previous conferences. As a result of this change, registration fees will be lowered, but will aid to support digital format technology, the editing and publication of abstracts, and keeping the conference sustainable.

We will continue to communicate the updates and specific timelines of our new and innovative Digital LACA2020! Stay tuned!

LACA 2020 and Coronavirus Update

LACA 2020 transforms and goes digital

We are organizing the conference LACA 2020; the second Conference of the LACA Section, in conjunction with Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. During this conference, we will provide different training and networking options; as, it is one of the largest networking platforms for anyone interested in conservation biology in the region.

When?

1, 2 & 3 of July

LACA 2020 will be next year during the first week of July. Stay tune for more information about the conferences, timeline & participants.

Where?

Puebla, Mexico

This time LACA2020 will be host in the magical & colonial city of Puebla. With more than 3,00,000 people and a diverse culture & biodiversity, this is the perfect venue for LACA2020.

Scholarships?

Yes

We are working on the applications forms for the next event. Suscribe for more information about this¡

Conservation biology is a mission-oriented science that focuses on how to protect and restore biodiversity, or the diversity of life on Earth. Like medical research, conservation biology deals with issues where quick action is critical and the consequences of failure are great. To preserve biodiversity, scientists must answer three general questions. First, how is the diversity of life distributed around the planet? Second, what threats does this diversity face? Third, what can people do to reduce or eliminate these threats and, when possible, restore biological diversity and ecosystem health?

What´s Conservation?

Conservation biology is a mission-oriented science that focuses on how to protect and restore biodiversity, or the diversity of life on Earth. Like medical research, conservation biology deals with issues where quick action is critical and the consequences of failure are great. To preserve biodiversity, scientists must answer three general questions. First, how is the diversity of life distributed around the planet? Second, what threats does this diversity face? Third, what can people do to reduce or eliminate these threats and, when possible, restore biological diversity and ecosystem health?

Who can participate?

The conference will present projects and innovations that are being developed to conserve natural resources and biodiversity from different points of view like biological, political, social, innovation and technology development, etc. 

 

If you have a project to conserve biodiversity, this is your opportunity.   

I´m a high school teacher. How can my students participate?

We have different activities in which students can learn in an interesting way and at the same time get connected with researchers. Keep an eye for more information.  

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 2020 DEADLINE EXTENDED 

You can send your proposals for oral, poster, speed presentations and Creative presentations for the Conservation Latin America Congress, the theme of which is, Safeguarding biodiversity in the Anthropocene.

EMAIL

laca2020@conbio.org

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