Raptor Watch 2019 Conference


What started as a few enthusiasts getting together – has now become the largest environmental event in Malaysia. With long term support from the Melaka State Government , Malaysian Nature Society has thrilled many thousands of the public, educated many hundreds of school children in understanding nature and captivated the imagination of many birds watchers.

As MNS will be celebrating the twentieth year of counting raptors passing over Peninsular Malaysia in their spring migration, a conference is being held next year to create an opportunity to share experiences and learn more about this phenomenon.

The conference will be held on 7th & 8th March 2019, at the Lexis Hibiscus Hotel, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan which is just four kilometres away from Tanjung Tuan where the public event will be held on the following two days. Representatives from the countries along the East-Australasian Flyway, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia. Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, China, Siberia (Russia) will be invited. We will be publishing all papers in a special edition of the Malayan Nature Journal, which is an internationally peer-reviewed SCOPUS journal that has been published by the MNS since 1940.

The conference is aimed at the international and local scientific community and academicians, with the goal of fostering and facilitating communication and collaboration between the various stakeholders in Malaysian Conservation.

We would like to cordially invite you to attend this conference to be a part of the Malaysian Nature Society’s effort to promote raptor conservation worldwide.

Who Should Attend?
The Raptor Watch Conference 2018 is aimed at the international and local scientific community and academicians, with the goal of fostering and facilitating communication and collaboration between the various stakeholders in Malaysian and International Raptor Conservation. The conference is open to

  • Undergraduate and Post-graduate Students
  • Lecturers
  • Researchers in Conservation / Biodiversity/ Ecology or any nature and wildlife related fields
  • NGO Representatives
  • MNS Members
  • Any individuals who are interested to learn about raptor migration in the East-Asian Flyway.

How to Register?

  1. Fill up the conference registration form. Click link below.
  2. Make payment according to selected conference package
  3. Email form and proof of payment to raptorwatchconference@gmail.com

Registration Form
Registration Packages

Special Notes

  • Student / MNS Member rates apply for Non Presenters only.
  • Poster Presentation Fee applies on top of Presenter or Non Presenter fees
  • Group registration is applicable for 5 or more delegates from the same organisation or institution paying the rates above.
  • Registration fees do not include transportation, tours or anything not listed above

Important Dates.

  1. Abstract Submission Deadline: 20th December 2018
  2. Early Bird Payment deadline: 21st December 2018
  3. Regular Payment Deadline: 5th February 2019
  4. Conference: 7-8th March 2019
  5. Raptor Watch Public Event: 9-10 March 2019

Please email raptorwatchconference@gmail.com for further enquiries

Conference Packages

Guidelines for Abstract Submissions (POSTER AND ORAL)

Abstracts will be reviewed on a rolling basis, ending on 30 January 2019.
To be included in the conference program, all presenters involved in the session must have their registration fees paid in full before being placed in the program. The last date for payment is February 15/02/2019, after this date there are no guarantees your abstract will be included in the program.

Please read the following guidelines carefully before preparing your abstract, and ensure all contact information is accurate while completing the registration process.

  1. The maximum word limit for the abstract is 250 words.
  2. Please download the abstract template and follow the format carefully.
  3. Your submission should be submitted in English.
  4. We encourage you to send informative abstract (complete abstract) which is a compendious summary of a paper’s substance including its background, purpose, methodology, results, and conclusion
  5. Please send in a brief biography together with the Abstract.
  6. Click here for more guidelines on oral and poster presentations and abstract submissions.

All abstracts must be prepared according to the submission guidelines and using the abstract templates provided

Deadline for the Abstract submission
Please submit your abstract before 20th December 2018