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Preliminary programme : over 40 contributions in 10 Sessions, 2 workshops and one poster session

Detailed preliminary programme

Abstract booklet

Monday 5th of September

8-8:45 Registrations
9-9:15 Welcome talk by the Minister of Environment, Ms Carole Dieschbourg
9:15-9:30 Introducing the Benelux Union and its convention on hunting, Mr De Muyser, Benelux Secretary general

9:30-10:30 Session 1 International research on Suids: an overview by Mario Melletti, followed by a talk on ongoing wild boar research in Europe

10:30-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:30 Session 2 Census methods
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session 3 Damage in agriculture and road traffic
15:30-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-18:00 Session 4 Management/hunt

Tuesday 6th of September

9:00-10:30 Session 5 Spatial behaviour
10:30-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:30 Session 6 Urban issues
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 Workshop on the EUROBOAR initiative
14:45-15:30 Workshop on camera traps/census methods
15:30-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-16:30 Feedback from the workshops
16:30-18:00 Poster session

18:30-19:30 Reception, offered by the municipality of Mersch
19:30 Conference dinner

Wednesday 7th of September

9- 10:30 Session 7 Management/hunting
10:30-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:30 Session 8 Diseases
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session 9 Genetics
15:30-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-17:45 Session 10 Reproduction an diet

17:45-18:00 Student awards and farewell

Thursday 8th of September


The tour will take us to:

  • the Grand-Duke's former hunting reserve and wild boar feeding place (historic site)
  • the very recently inaugurated impressive visitor's center "Biodiversum" in the commune of SCHENGEN, situated in a Natura2000 and RAMSAR wetland-area with a particularly rich avifauna, surrounded by vineyards and hosting, of course, wild boar, a complicated constellation!


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