Today, during the closing ceremony of the 34th International Union of Game Biologists (IUGB) Congress in Kaunas, Lithuania, it was announced, following the facilitation by the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation, that Hungary will be the location of the next IUGB Congress.
The 35th Congress “Wildlife Management in the Anthropocene” will take place on 21st to 24th of September 2021, within the framework of the One with Nature, World of Hunting and Nature Exhibition, which will be held in Budapest, 25 September – 14 October 2021.
The announcement was made by Prof. Sándor Csányi, who assumes the Presidency of the IUGB as Hungary hosts the 2021 Congress. On behalf of the secretariat of “One with Nature”, Dr. Gábor Magyar, expert of the “One with Nature” organising company, presented the image video of the 2021 World Hunting and Nature exhibition.
The IUGB is an international, non-profit organisation based in Switzerland, which seeks to improve knowledge on game biology and wildlife conservation. Among the core objectives of the organisation are: to promote the sustainable use of wildlife resources, stimulate research and technical cooperation in many areas in the world of conservation, promote awareness of wildlife values, and encourage the sharing of knowledge between allied scientific disciplines.
An international congress is organised by the IUGB every two years in order to help reach these objectives. As an organisation that shares many of the core values that will be promoted during the One with Nature, World of Hunting and Nature Exhibition in Hungary, Budapest will be the ideal location for the next IUGB Congress.