Call for Papers

Academics, scholars, game ranchers, conservationists and researchers with broad and diverse interests from around the world are invited to meet and exchange the latest ideas, views and practical knowledge.

The overall theme is Wildlife ranching on top of the World, with a special focus on sustainable use of wildlife, wildlife ranching and conservation in the north, but some of the sessions will be dedicated to these issues in the rest of the world.

Areas of interest include

Climate Change

  • Vulnerability, adaptation and impact to climate change in the Arctic
  • Wildlife populations, available species and sustainability
  • Arctic marine mammals and complexity of climate change and resource economics
  • Climate change and its effect on food security in the Arctic
  • Global climate change and strategies related to wild animals and fish
  • Changes in Arctic environment
  • Effects on tourism

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

  • Value- of TEK (Traditional Ecological Knowledge) and its integration into co-management of indigenous land for resource sustainability
  • Arctic change in wildlife and wildlife use from indigenous knowledge
  • Wildlife value and importance to the land-based culture of indigenous people

The value of wildlife for development

  • Wildlife sustainability & economic development
  • Conservation

Food Security

  • Country food utilization and implications to wildlife sustainability
  • Commercial harvest of wildlife species
  • Country foods and food security – understanding the value and role in society health
  • Wildlife and fisheries – economic opportunities that support northern communities
  • Change and sustainability of wildlife and fisheries in resource-based communities

Wildlife Ranching & Conservation in the rest of the World

Tourism & recreation

  • Value of wildlife for recreational use
  • Ecotourism and its value in wildlife management
  • Arctic tourism
  • Ecotourism Development and wildlife sustainability in the arctic

Wildlife management

  • Disease and health issues of wildlife populations
  • Large populations – less chance for collapse if harvested
  • Reindeer husbandry, land conflicts and markets

Oral Presentations

The time frame for oral presentations will be 30 minutes (20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for questions). Time limits will be strictly enforced.

Poster Presentations

  • Poster size:  ONLY PORTRAIT A0 = Width 841mm; Height 1 189 mm.
  • Include your name and contact details.
  • A viewer should be able to read and understand the poster in less than two minutes.
  • No promotional material / posters are allowed. The IWRCA Committee reserves the right to remove inappropriate material submitted as posters without compensation. Ample marketing opportunities are allowed in exhibitor / sponsorship categories.

Please contact Anjolize Wassenaar for further enquiries.