Come gia detto da luca, si tratta di un'occasione unica, da non perdere. L'anno scorso( 1° edizione) è stato un evento incredibile e assolutamnente indimenticabile.
Ecco il programma quasi definitivo:
Friday, February 22
20:00 Informal meeting of the participants
Saturday, February 23
09:00 Welcoming speech – Harald Artner & Andrea Franzoi
Harald will address the reasons and goals of the convention whereas Andrea will focus on the logistics of the whole weekend.
09:15 Successful breeding of the Annam Pond Turtle Mauremys annamensis in Austria – Andreas Hofer, Wels, Austria
The keeping and breeding of the Annam Pond Turtle is described in detail. The turtles are kept in an indoor enclosure in the author’s house in Upper Austria. Strategies for better hatching rates including special incubation techniques are presented.
10:00 The Razorback Musk Turtle Sternotherus carinatus, a rare turtle species from the southeastern USA – Stefano Redaelli, Milan, Italy
The Razorback Musk Turtle lives in the southern USA. The author presents his experiences with the successfully maintenance of this striking turtle species and also refers to its rarity in European collections today.
10:45 coffee break
11:00 Freshwater turtle habitats in Papua Province, Indonesia – Harald Artner, Sitzenberg-Reidling, Austria
Harald spent two weeks in Irian Jaya (now Papua Province) in 1993 searching for turtles like Macrochelodina rugosa, Chelodina reimanni, Emydura subglobosa, Elseya branderhorstii, Carettochelys insculpta and others. He even found a new turtle species there.
11:45 Keeping and breeding the Chinese Striped Turtle Mauremys (Ocadia) sinensis – Andrea Luison, Latina, Italy
The keeping and breeding of Mauremys sinensis may not be something highly special, but in reality it is not an easy task. Andrea Luison, co-author of a great and very recent book on turtles together with Stefano Redaelli, is an experienced breeder and will show us how it works.
12:30 lunch break
14:00 Excursions – Andrea Franzoi, Venice, Italy
Andrea plans to take us through the museum and will show us some points of interest in one of the world’s most exciting cities.
21:00 Antarctica - once a turtles’ paradise - Jan Michels, Bremerhaven, Germany
A widely renowned scientist specialised on Antarctic zooplankton and copepods inhabiting Antarctic sea ice, Jan Michels from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven has accepted the task to give a talk about a region where no turtles occur at a turtle symposium! We can expect high quality photos showing one of the world’s most unknown regions that once, when still part of Gondwana, was home to many turtle species.
Sunday, February 24
09:00 Keeping and breeding of the Pacific Coast Giant Musk Turtle Staurotypus salvinii – Davide Carlino, Rome
Davide has managed to breed this highly demanding species lately and will present us the key factors of this fantastic breeding success.
09:45 First time breeding of William’s Mud Turtle Pelusios williamsi williamsi and the Yellow-bellied Mud Turtle Pelusios castanoides castanoides using results of field trips in their natural habitats in western and southeastern Kenya – Harald Artner, Sitzenberg-Reidling, Austria
The title says it all…
10:30 coffee break
10:45 Breeding Parker’s Snake-neck Turtle Macrochelodina parkeri – Oliver Römpp, Dewangen, Germany
Oliver is probably the best Chelodina and Macrochelodina breeder in the world. His presentations are widely known and appreciated for their clear messages and fantastic photographs. He will explain how a turtle nests under water.
11:30 Outstanding turtle species bred by EFTBA in 2007 – Marijan Tunjic, Vienna, Austria
The EFTBA breeding successes are many these days. Marijan presents the most outstanding ones of 2007.
End of the conference at approximately 12:00 noon.