Third Pan-European Duck Symposium (PEDS3) will be held in Jindřichův Hradec (South Bohemia, Czechia) between the 23th and the 29th April 2012.

There will be one day of European seaduck conservation planning in 24th April and one day of NOWAC (Nordic Waterbirds and Climate Network) workshop  in 25th April before PEDS3 conference days.

There will be two main PEDS3 conference days in 26th and 27th April of scientific communications, plenaries by leading speakers and an evening poster session are scheduled. All aspects of dabbling, diving or seaduck ecology will be considered.

For more informations concerning NOWAC workshop please see or contact Tony Fox -

The European seaduck conservation workshop (IUCN-SSC/Wetlands International Duck Specialist Group) will be focused on flyway scale data availability, population estimation trends and status assessments and conservation data needs for all European seaduck populations. For more informations please contact Richard Hearn (


Both workshops are available for all participants.

The conference will be held in hotel Concertino, in Jindřichův Hradec town.

The organizing committee express thanks to all participants who submit abstracts of 45 talks and 28 posters untill the 16th January 2012. Nevertheless, there can be limited space also for later submitted abstracts. Please do not hesitate to contact us in this case.