Southeast Asian Seabird Symposium at IMCC5

Three seabird researchers from Malaysia (Dr. Abdulmaula Hamza), Japan (Dr. Simba Chan) and Hong Kong (Mr. Yat-tung Yu) are organising a symposium titled “Seabirds in Southeast Asia: need for collaboration programme” ​within the 5th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC5), which will be held in June 24th-29th, 2018 at the City of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

This seabird symposium aims to present current initiatives in seabird conservation, needs in SE Asia and to discuss the possibility of a new collaborative project on seabird research and conservation via policies, training and management guidelines of seabird sites for South East Asia. It also aims to promote participatory research among seabird scientists with in the East Asian Australasian Flyway region. The symposium also will present current efforts of ringing and tracking schemes in the Flyway region and how we can establish a common ringing/tracking scheme database for the Southeast Asian region, to better understand movements of breeding seabirds in the region using scientific standards.


There will be 10-12 presenters, and each oral presentation will be 10-12 minutes with time reserved at the end for discussion. Please let us know​ ​if you are interested to share your research at the symposium, and provide us with a title of your presentation. We will then email you the symposium code, which you will provide when you submit the abstract on the IMCC5 website.

The call for Abstracts is now open, and will close on 16th March 2018. You will need to sign up for an account to submit your Abstract.


If you need more information please email Dr. Abdulmaula Hamza at or

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