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5th Caribaea Initiative Research & Conservation Conference (CANCELLED)

mar. 01 oct. 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT // We regret to announce the cancellation of the 5th Caribaea Initiative Research & Conservation Conference in Barbados scheduled for June 01 – 03, 2020 due to the coronavirus. We know that this is both disappointing and challenging from a planning perspective, but likely the best move given the current circumstances. Hoping to see you for our next edition of the Caribaea Initiative Research & Conservation Conference that will be held in June 2021 in Havana, Cuba.

About the 2020 Conference

When? June 01 – 03, 2020

Where? Barbados (West Indies)

The conference is intended to be a forum for discussing research on animal biodiversity and wildlife management in the insular Caribbean region. It represents a unique opportunity to bring together researchers and conservationists from various horizons. The program will include plenary talks by invited speakers, and oral and poster presentations organized in thematic and general sessions on the study and conservation of the Caribbean fauna.

This fifth edition is co-organized with the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus).


The Conference will run from June 01st to 03rd, 2020.

The social program will include a cocktail dinner party (included in the conference registration fee).

Further information will be communicated through our Facebook page and on our website in the coming weeks.



We are pleased to welcome this year the following keynote speakers:

  • Dr Penelope Lindeque, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

“Impacts of marine plastic pollution on biota and ecology”

  • Dr L. Ruth Rivkin, University of Toronto, Canada

“A roadmap for urban evolutionary ecology”


Call for abstracts

We welcome researchers coming from different disciplines, including but not limited to, conservation biology, evolutionary ecology, behavioral ecology, systematics, parasitology and population genetics, as well as conservation practitioners and managers of nature reserves.

Registration and abstract submission for talks will open soon.

If you have any questions please contact Miss Anne-Sophie Gicquiaux by e-mail (contact(at)



Registration will be open by the end of October.

Waiver application

A limited number of conference fee waivers (50% discount on registration rate) will be available to selected scholars and students from Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Participants will need to meet all their own travel, visa (if any), accommodation and subsistence costs. Requests for waivers must be sent before 15 March 2020. Decisions will be communicated by 10 April 2020; in case of negative response, the early-registration fee applies. Application form can be downloaded from the link below.

>>Download the application form for a conference fee waiver here


Sponsorship opportunities

The Caribaea Initiative Research & Conservation Conference would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. A large portion of the conference costs are paid from sponsorships so that we can keep registration fees affordable and provide free registration to students and scholars form low-income countries.

Many sponsorship opportunities come with additional exclusive benefits and recognition opportunities, some of which are listed below. For more details on how sponsors will be recognized contact us at contact(at)

>>Download the Conference Sponsorship Packages here


More details will be coming your way in the coming weeks. For now we want to encourage you to block these dates off in your calendar and to spread the word.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you in Barbados.

Programme de bourses Caribaea Initiative pour les étudiants

Le programme de bourses mis en place par Caribaea Initiative vise à soutenir des jeunes gens prometteurs, originaires de la Caraïbe, et qui sont motivés pour devenir les futurs experts régionaux dans les disciplines clés de la Biologie de la Conservation:

  • Bourses de thèse de doctorat
  • Bourses de master
  • Bourses de projets d’été

Pour plus d’informations sur notre programme de bourses

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