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Federal and international permits workshop

This is an update to previous announcements about this workshop, 
including some scheduling information and answers to FAQs. Please forward 
or distribute this as appropriate. 

     a workshop for natural history museums and collectors

			 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 responsibilities.

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 America
*International regulations and treaties affecting global scientific 
*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. All events will be 
held at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Tuesday (pre-conference)	January 28
Registration packets will be available on-site after noon at the San Diego 
Natural History Museum. Tours and access to collections will be available.
Evening: informal get-together with registrants and speakers

Wednesday			January 29
7:30		Registration table opens (will be able to take credit cards on-site)
9:00		Opening remarks: Dr. Mick Hager and Sally Shelton, SDNHM
9:15		Opening address: K. Elaine Hoagland, Association of Systematics 
9:45-12:30	Speakers
2:00-4:30	Speakers
4:30		Icebreaker reception, SDNHM

Thursday			January 30
7:30		Registration table opens
9:00--12:30	Speakers
2:00--4:30	Permits bazaar
		Partial list of agencies represented: U. S. Fish and 
		Wildlife Service (including information on CITES), Bureau 
		of Land Management, USDA APHIS, National Parks Service, 
		as well as information on permit procedures for Mexico. 
		More will be added as they are confirmed.
4:30		Reception and keynote address, SDNHM Binational Advisory

Friday				January 31
7:30 		Registration table opens
9:00--12:00	Moderated discussion and conclusions
12:00		Workshop ends
1:30		Tour of Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute of Oceanography
		(optional, no extra fee)
7:00 p.m.	Orientation for whale-watching trip (optional, separate
		registration through SDNHM Education Dept.)

Saturday 			February 1 
All day 	Whale-watching trip to Los Coronados Islands
		(workshop participants and friends/family only)

Partial list of confirmed speakers:
Carol Anderson, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Laurie Bryant, Bureau of Land Management
Fernando Cervantes, UNAM, Mexico
Robert Flanders, USDA APHIS
K. Elaine Hoagland, Association of Systematics Collections
Meredith Lane, National Science Foundation
Rodrigo Medellin Legorreta, UNAM, Mexico
Jorge Soberon Mainero, CONABIO, Mexico
Robert Winfree, National Parks Service
James Perran Ross, University of Florida

The registration fee of $250 US includes the cost of the translation
facility, receptions, lunches, coffee breaks, and all handouts and
proceedings. The costs of other meals, transportation, lodging and on-site
permit applications are not covered in the fee. A list of hotels and
motels in the area will be sent to registrants. 

There is still space in both the workshop and the whale-watching trip.

The SDNHM collections will be closed all day Wednesday and on Thursday 
morning in order to allow staff members time to attend the workshop 
talks. If you wish to schedule collections use, please let us know soon.

The proceedings will be published as a single volume shortly after the 
workshop. This volume is free to registrants and will be sold by SDNHM 
later in the year. The exact cost is not yet known.

For further information and registration forms, please contact:

Sally Shelton
Director, Collections Care and Conservation
extension 226

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