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International Small Carnivore Workshop

We welcome you to the first International Small Carnivore Workshop to be held in GaiaZOO, the Netherlands, on 21 & 22 March 2019 with the icebreaker to be held on 20 March 2019. The workshop is primarily intended for those that work in EAZA and affiliated institutions or are directly related to small carnivore husbandry, research and conservation. See below for more information. 


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The workshop will be a mix of presentations from keepers, TAG members and other professionals about everything from TAG activities, how to get involved with small carnivore conservation, husbandry, training, enrichment etc. The focus of the workshop is on the TAG species so not small canids/felids, however abstracts about these species are also welcome.

Registrate here to attend the Small Carnivore Workshop

We hope with this workshop to bring together as many small carnivore professionals as possible and in that way enhance their welfare in captivity and small carnivore conservation efforts.

Workshop Programme

A rough overview of the programme can be found by clicking the following link: Workshop Programme. Note that we are still reviewing the programme and that it may be subject to change. The final programme will be announced closer to the dates of the Workshop.

Call for abstracts

We invite you to share your small carnivore husbandry, education and veterinary experiences through poster or presentation. Send in your abstract (max. 300 words) for poster or presentation before 15 January 2019 to: AnimalWorkshops@GaiaZOO.nl

Travel to GaiaZOO (see below for Hotels/Airports)

Workshop Venue:
Hof van Gaia

Address for Sat-Nav
Brughofweg 25
6468PB Kerkrade
The Netherlands

Nearest bus stop:
Kerkradersteenweg, 5 minute walking distance
Bus routes: 20, 27, 620 and 627 

Nearest train station:
Station Chèvremont, 10 minute walking distance
Train route Sittard – Heerlen – Kerkrade, transfers are available in Heerlen

List of Hotels

Through the link below you can find a selection of Hotels close to GaiaZOO: 
List of Hotels

List of Airports

Through the link below you can find a selection of airports close to GaiaZOO:
List of Airports

Disclaimer:
The information presented here only serves as an extra service and is therefore only an indication. The hotels operate independently from GaiaZOO and therefore GaiaZOO cannot, in any way, aid in any requests, questions, comments or issues with accommodation with any of the hotels or other types of accommodation the workshop participant may choose to stay. GaiaZOO is not responsible for the availability of accommodation with any of the hotels nor is GaiaZOO responsible for the pricing of the accommodation.

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