The 10th Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network Symposium will be held on 18-22 October 2017 at Ateneo de Davao University, Roxas Avenue, Davao City, Philippines. Hosted by the Philippine Eagle Foundation in partnership with the Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network and co-organized by Ateneo de Davao University, City Government of Davao City, Department of Tourism Region 11, and the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines ? Raptor Group.

Symposium theme: gRenewing Raptor People Ties through Community Based Initiativesh

About Davao City
Experiencing Davao is the ultimate food for the soul. This is a city that boasts a diversity of travel hotspots. Tourists fall in love with its rich culture, delectable food, thrilling adventures, and natural resources. It is at the heart of biodiversity in the south, with the presence of the Philippine Eagle Center (the only breeding facility of the Philippine eagles in the whole world), and the Philippines highest mountain and also home of the Philippine eagles in the wild, Mount Apo Natural Park.

It is safe, clean, and green.  While roaming around the city, be at peace in the hands of Davaofs honest taxi drivers. There have been accounts of drivers returning belongings left in their cabs. All taxis are uniformly metered at P40.00 flag rate.  

The City also boasts of its emergency response program, the Davao Central 911 like that of USA and Canada. It offers free services for giving immediate assistance to distress calls such as police issues, medical, fire, and natural calamities.

World Health Organization identified Davao as having the worldfs second best potable water due to its premium taste, rich mineral content, purity and safety.

It is also Davaofs pride to be considered among the safest and cleanest cities in the country.

You can visit for more information about Davao City. And wefve attached tour packages from the Department of Tourism that you can avail for pre or post symposium tours. Please submit registration forms for updates on offered raptor tours.

Call for Oral/Poster Presentations and Workshops  
We accept oral and poster presentations on several aspects of resident and migratory raptors including research, site conservation, advocacy, education, citizen science, tourism and policy that are relevant to the 2017 symposium theme. However, presentations outside of this theme could be accepted too.  Guidelines for abstracts are found in the attached circular.

Dates to remember
Submission of registration form: 31 December 2016. Please submit through

Registration Fee: We will announce acceptance of early registration fee and payment options soon. Please submit your registration form for updates or check for more information about the symposium. 

Oral/Poster Presentations:
Deadline for Oral/Poster Abstracts: 15 May 2017
Deadline for Full paper: 31 August 2017
Deadline for Workshop Abstracts: 15 May 2017

Please check for more information about the symposium. For inquiries and for those requiring official invitation, please send contact details like name of participant, designation, address and email to

Come and Experience Life because in gDavao: Life is Hereh. Hope to see you at the symposium!
Best regards, 

ARRCN Organizing Committee