15-19 March 2017
10th International Conference on Cormorants - 1st Meeting of Pelican Specialist Group
The “10th International Conference on Cormorants - 1st Meeting of Pelican Specialist Group (Old World) Pelicans, cormorants and fishes” was held from Wednesday 15 to Sunday 19 March 2017 at Villa Belles Hotel, next to Akritochori village at Kerkini Lake, Greece (Prefecture of Serres, Central Macedonia). The general theme of the conference is: “Pelicans – cormorants – fishes: Mutual competition or harmonic coexistence?”. Participants at the conference were welcome to present an oral paper and/or poster. The meeting was an excellent opportunity for specialists on fish-eating birds to enlarge their network, as well as take part in scientific and stakeholder discussions about nature protection as well as the interaction with fisheries interests. During the meeting participants visited the cormorant and pelican colonies at Lake Kerkini.