Special Events

ATBC is organizing a number of training courses and workshops for students and conservationists around our Phnom Penh meeting. This will include several popular courses that are our trademark, as well as some new offerings. The courses are aimed to develop capacity and skills in a range of areas needed by today’s tropical biologists and conservation scientists. These special events are open to all ATBC members and we encourage participants from developing countries where the instruction is not normally available in learning institutions. At this time, we are pleased to announce the following;

The workshops will be held at the Frangipani Hotel and Spa, a delightful venue near the bustling Russian Market in south central Phnom Penh. To keep costs to a minimum all instructors are giving their time for free.

Register for courses and workshops here

SPECIAL EVENT PAYMENT

In order to pay for courses, workshops and the farewell dinner, Please select registration rates in the following and click on " Pay Now " below to process payment.

Courses, Workshops and Special Events

FIELD TRIPS

A range of exciting tropical conservation themed trips are available, departing from Phnom Penh or Siem Reap, and visiting conservation sites across the country.

Please contact the respective partners for more information and bookings. Mention ATBC when booking for special rates, and so that conference delegates can travel together where possible.

DAY TRIPS FROM PHNOM PENH

Free the Bears: Bear Keeper for a Day program, Free the Bears' Exclusive Facilities Tour (3rd April 2015. Price: $50 per person) Free the Bears has been working with the Cambodian Forestry Administration since 1997 to provide a safe home for rescued bears at the Cambodian Bear Sanctuary in Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, 40km south of Phnom Penh. The sanctuary covers more than 10 hectares and is home to over 30 Asiatic Black Bears and more than 90 Sun Bears which are divided between 30 large forested enclosures. The sanctuary also serves as a base for Free the Bears' Education and Research Programmes. Free the Bears is offering ATBC Conference participants the opportunity to join an exclusive facilities tour, meet the team, and learn about our work at the sanctuary and throughout Asia. Participants will also have the opportunity to see some of Cambodia's other threatened species that are housed throughout the 100 hectares of Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre.

For more information download the flyer here: [LINK TO FLYER]

Those unable to partake in the Facilities Tour are welcome to join the Bear Keeper For A Day Tour on any other day. Click here for more information: http://www.freethebears.org.au/web/Help-Us/Bear-Keeper-for-a-Day

DEPARTING PHNOM PENH

SVC Bird-watching Tours

Sam Veasna Center for Wildlife Conservation (SVC)
is Cambodia’s leading organization for wildlife watching tours, and specializes in bird-watching. Founded in 2006, we run tours to see Cambodia’s spectacular wildlife in some of the most important sites and landscapes for biodiversity conservation in the country. We work with local communities at the different sites to provide sustainable income generations through ecotourism. Our guides are highly trained, professional and knowledgeable.

For more information download the flyer here: [LINK TO FLYER]

Prices for all SVC tours vary depending on the number of guests. For more information on tours go to www.samveasna.org or write to Raksa bookings@samveasna.org

Ibises and Cambodian Tailor Bird and Critically endangered vultures tour
(3 nights/4 days from Phnom Penh; 3 – 6 April )

See Cambodia’s National Bird, the Giant Ibis, which also recently topped the EDGE list, as well as the Critically Endangered White-shouldered ibis. Also see the Cambodian Tailorbird; the recently identified endemic species. Accommodation and meals at the Tmat Boey Lodge run by the local community. Experience the sight of 3 Critically Endangered vulture species feeding together at the Veal Krous Vulture Restaurant. Accommodation and meals at the Veal Krous Campsite.

Price: For international visitors from $580 per person. For Cambodia national price please contact Raksa bookings@samveasna.org

If there is sufficient interest we will arrange a second trip before the ATBC meeting.

Dolphins and turtles along the Mekong
CRDTours: Conservation and development tour along the Mekong (3 days/2 nights)

Visit cultural sites, experience village life, and a turtle conservation project along the Mekong river, spend a night in a village homestay on the island of Koh Phdao, and see the famous Mekong river dolphins.

Price: For international visitors from $180 per person. For Cambodia national price please contact Tola at: info@crdtours.org

For more information download the flyer here: [LINK TO FLYER]

MORE INFO
CRDTours www.crdtours.org

Elephants and Primates Visit the Elephant Valley Project, and go primate watching and forest trekking in Seima Protection Forest, Mondulkiri Province (4 days/3 nights)

For more information download the flyer here: [LINK TO FLYER]

Price: For international visitors from $310 per person. Contact Hefalump Cafe hefalumpcafemondulkiri@gmail.com or khobson@wcs.org

MORE INFO
Greenhouse: www.greenhouse-tour.blogspot.com/p/tour-programs
EVP: www.elephantvalleyproject.org

DEPARTURE FROM SIEM REAP: Prices for all SVC tours vary depending on the number of guests. For more information on tours go to www.samveasna.org or write to Raksa bookings@samveasna.org

Waterbird colony at Prek Toal (1 day)
A day trip to the core of the Tonle Sap (Great Lake) Biosphere Reserve – one of Asia’s largest and most spectacular waterbird colonies.

Price: for international visitors from $85 per person. For Cambodia national price please contact Raksa bookings@samveasna.org

Sarus cranes and ancient temple tour (2 day/1 night):
See large waterbirds at the ATT Saurus Crane reserve. Go birdwatching at an ancient Angkorean temple at Banteay Chhmar.

Price: for international visitors from $166 per person. For Cambodia national price please contact Raksa bookings@samveasna.org

Koh Ker and Beng Mealea - A Temple and Forest Tour (1 day):
Koh Ker is a stunning pyramidal temple built in 931AD located in dry deciduous forest with excellent range of birds including potentially 8 species of woodpeckers, rufous-winged buzzard and white-rumped pygmy falcon. Beng Mealea is an temple ruins set in semi-evergreen forest with the chance to see migrant birds, including white-throated rock-thrush.

Price: for international visitors from $64 per person. For Cambodia national price please contact Raksa bookings@samveasna.org

Phnom Kulen National Park - A Temple and Forest Tour (1 day):
Phnom Kulen is the source of the Sieam Reap river which flows into the Tonle Sap. See Angkorian lingas carved into the riverbed, visit the Angkor Center for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) and the Banteay Srei 10th century temple ruins, and enjoy birdwatching and forest hiking.

Price: for international visitors from $51 per person. For Cambodia national price please contact Raksa bookings@samveasna.org

Important Dates

  • Symposia submission deadline 30 November 2014
  • Early-bird registration deadline 31 December 2014
  • Abstract submission deadline 31 January 2015
  • Late registration deadline 31 January 2015

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