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Subject: Federal and international permits workshop: revised dates

Federal and international permits workshop: revised dates

From: Sally Shelton <libsdnhm>
Date: Saturday, March 30, 1996
Due to scheduling concerns expressed by several people, we have
changed the dates of the Federal and international permits workshop.
We apologize for any confusion, but feel that this will make the
workshop stronger and more effective. These dates are set and
confirmed, and flyers will go out in April. Please forward or
re-post this message as needed.

Federal and International Scientific Permits:
A workshop for natural history museums and collectors

***New Date: 29-31 January 1997***

sponsored by the San Diego Natural History Museum and co-sponsored
by the Association of Systematics Collections

San Diego, California, USA

Confusion and controversy often surround the process of applying for
and maintaining valid collecting permits. In many cases, the process
is not well understood, new laws and regulations are not well
publicized, or there is confusion about different agencies and

This bilingual (English and Spanish) workshop will address these
problems by bringing together scientists, agency representatives and
collectors from several countries to examine the problems and
provide clarification. Permit agency representatives will be
available at a "permits bazaar" to answer individual questions and
to facilitate on-site permit applications.

Topics to be addressed include:

    *   The roles, responsibilities and requirements of permitting
        agencies: Canada, the U.S.A., Mexico, Central and South

    *   International regulations and treaties affecting global
        scientific collecting

    *   Issues related to the Biodiversity Convention, collecting,
        and national sovereignty laws

    *   Issues specific to vertebrate, invertebrate, botanical,
        microbiological and paleobiological collecting

    *   The roles of scientific and avocational collectors

The official languages of the workshop will be English and Spanish.
Simultaneous translation facilities will be provided for speakers of
these languages. Participants with other translation needs should
contact the workshop coordinator. All proceedings will be printed in
the language in which they are submitted, with abstracts in the
other language. Individual translators will be available as needed.

The registration fee covers the cost of the translation facility,
banquet, coffee breaks, and all handouts and published proceedings.

For more information, or to be placed on the mailing list, please

    Sally Shelton
    Director, Collections Care and Conservation
    extension 226

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:68
                  Distributed: Tuesday, April 2, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-9-68-011
Received on Saturday, 30 March, 1996

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