The Peregrine Fund, the Neotropical Raptor Network and the Raptor Research Foundation hosted the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation and the Neotropical Raptor Network from 8-14 October 2021 in Boise, Idaho, USA. Conference hosts included The Peregrine Fund, Boise State University, Intermountain Bird Observatory, Golden Eagle Audubon, USGS Idaho. Conference co-chairs were Sarah Schulwitz, Director of the American Kestrel Partnership, and Rick Watson, President and CEO of The Peregrine Fund.
The Neotropical Raptor Network, The Peregrine Fund and Fundacion Rapaces de Costa Rica hosted the IV Neotropical Raptor Conference in La Fortuna, Costa Rica from 10-13 October 2016.
Biologists, students, falconers, educators, and conservationists came together to share their latest research results, successes and challenges. The conference also acted as a meeting point to foster discussion and collaboration on solutions to both present and future conservation issues such as habitat destruction, electrocution, human persecution of raptors and climate change.
Apart from 3 days of scientific plenary sessions, and a full day of Raptor Skills Courses, several field trips were offered. One of the most-visited areas of the country, the area is surrounded by national parks, streams, waterfalls and of course, the now dormant Arenal volcano, making it an excellent location for birding, hiking, zip-lining, rafting, and other outdoor activities.
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