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Organizer: Raptor Protection of Slovakia, Kuklovská 5, SK-841 04 Bratislava, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone: +421 2 555 73 440, +421 911 882 626

Partners: Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic, MME/BirdLife Hungary, Česká společnost ornitologická

The electronical version of the Proceedings from the 7th International Conference on the Conservation of the Eastern Imperial Eagle is available here.

We would like to thank to all authors who provided the full articles. The Proceedings will be distributed in printed version among authors and other experts. For more information please send an e-mail to ie@dravce.sk.


The final extended deadline for submitting full articles for the Conference Proceedings is 28th October. Articles presented during the Conference are welcomed, as well as other articles that concerns the Eastern Imperial Eagle. Please see the Instructions for authors here .


The 7th International Conference on the Conservation of the Eastern Imperial Eagle is over

The 7th International Conference on the Conservation of the Eastern Imperial Eagle was held between 2nd and 5th of October in Baronka hotel in Bratislava, Slovakia. Over 40 experts participated and presented results from 10 countries. 18 prestentations and 5 posters were presented. Within the Conference several accompanying events were held:

  • excursion to Imperial Eagle breeding sites in the surroundings of the Conference venue,
  • demonstration of work of dog specially trained in Hungary for searching poisoned baits and birds, 
  • exhibition of drawings and paintings of children from Visegrad region,
  • sightseeing of Bratislava city centre. 

Within the Conference a Workshop was held in order to start the process of updating the present International Action Plan for the species from 1996.

The Conference was held with the auspices of the Ministry of environment, with the financial support of International Visegrad fund and with expert support of MME/BirdLife Hungary and ČSO/BirdLife Czech republic. The organizers would like to thank to everyone who contributed to the organisation and implementation of the conference and to all of the participants for valuable data and experience.

The VII. International Conference for the Conservation of the Eastern Imperial Eagle will be held in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 02-05/10/2013 in Baronka Hotel under the auspices of Minister of the Environment of the Slovak Republic and with support by the International Visegrad Fund.

The conference will be organised by:

Raptor Protection of Slovakia (Ochrana dravcov na Slovensku) in cooperation with MME BirdLife Hungary (Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society) (Magyar Madártani és Természetvédelmi Egyesület) and Czech Society for Ornithology (Česká společnost ornitologická).

More information on the conference is available here: 2nd Announcement on the Conference.

International Visegrad Fund has granted support to implementing this event (the project) in amount of maximum 7,874.- Eur.

The project will facilitate cooperation of experts from Visegrad countries in joined assessing conservation status of the Eastern Imperial Eagle in Visegrad countries and in designing common approach to and measures for conservation of this rare species in the region. It will also allow for demonstrating of a strong role that experts from Visegrad countries play in overall research and conservation of the Eastren Imperial Eagle.

The Conference is a part of long-term continuous effort to preserve this rare species that started by establishing the International Imperial Eagle Working Group in 1990. Before this Conference, six international meetings were held between 1990 and 2013.

The Conference will be focused on

  • Reviewing recent population status and trends of the Eastern Imperial Eagle;
  • Reviewing endangering factors;
  • Thematic presentations on practical conservation activities and experiences

Parallel workshop will be held to initiate review of the International Action Plan for the Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca).

On-line registration for the conference is possible by 20/07/2013 here.

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