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International Conference on Bird, Biodiversity and Tourism

November 14, 2016 - November 15, 2016

ICBBT 2016 - Colombo Sri Lanka

The International Conference on Birds, Biodiversity and Tourism (ICBBT2016) Intends to bring together people who are involved in bird studies and research on bird monitoring, bird conservation, illegal bird trade with respect to tourism. The growing industry of Bird tourism has both positive and negative impacts on the life of birds and thus their conservation. This is aggravated by the use of technological advances that have driven the industry to levels that are sometimes unacceptable. Technological advances such as wind power, solar farms for alternate energy, urbanization and other industry, have further contributed to the impacts. The areas of Ethno- Ornithology has provided a revival for traditional relationship searches to help limit bad impacts while contributing to good practices that help bird conservation.


Conference tracks

  • Usefulness of citizen science in environmental conservation and protection
  • Impact in bird photography on bird conservation
  • Present day tourism practices and future directions
  • SMART communication in Tourism, Bird Tourism and bio monitoring
  • People participation in bird and biodiversity conservation
  • Zero carbon pathways in bird and biodiversity tourism
  • Ethno ornithology for conservation objectives
  • IBAs and KBAs where do they complement and how do the complement


Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Sarath Kotagama

Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Zoology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Dr. Hum Gurung

Network & Partner Development Manager, BirdLife International (Asia), Tanglin International Centre, Singapore

  • Dr. Mike Clarke

CEO, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, United Kingdom.



November 14, 2016
November 15, 2016


The International Institute of Knowledge Management
+94 755408371


The Kingsbury Hotel
48, Janadhipathi Mawatha
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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