Conservation biology

Conservation biology stream overview

If you care about biodiversity and Australian wildlife, check out the conservation stream.

On Monday the AVCB stream combines with the Welfare stream with sessions about Australia’s kangaroo industry. Trudy Sharp will tackle what can be done to make kangaroo harvesting more humane, while George Wilson will discuss whether kangaroos should be considered assets rather than pests.

On Tuesday we join the Unusual Pets and Avian Vets (UPAV) and Welfare groups for sessions on the conservation and ethical implications of wildlife rescue with Andrew Tribe and Bronwyn Orr. Renowned koala clinician Amber Gillet will walk you through the wild koala consultation, while Adam Polkinghorne will discuss chlamydial blindness in koalas.

On Wednesday, Sea World’s David Blyde presents emerging diseases in Australian marine wildlife. JCU’s Ellen Ariel will discuss the trials and tribulations of turtle health research. Annabelle Olsson will present on sustainable conservation of crocodiles in Northern Australia, and the sustainable harvest of crocodiles for conservation in western Cape York. Annabelle is also presenting on “fearless fish medicine” after the plenary session in the UPAV stream.
Network with conservation-minded colleagues at the combined AVCB, Australian Veterinarians in Public Health and Veterinary History Advisory Group combined dinner on Wednesday May 16.

Earn 3 additional VetEd points while enjoying the AVCB Wildlife Care and Treatment, Captive Breeding Field Trip on May 18. Hosted by vets Vere Nicholson, Andrew Tribe and Bob Doneley, you’ll visit wildlife tour and captive breeding centres in South East Queensland. The trip will take you to the RSPCA’s Wacol, Hidden Vale Sanctuary and the University of Queensland’s Gatton campus, with lunch at spectacular Spicer’s Lane. Ensure you register quickly as space is limited to 15.


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