Havana, Sep 16 – The 17th Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation Congress begins sessions in this capital today, to promote scientific and cultural exchange of that region with Cuba. Parallel to this event, taking place for the first time at the Havana’s Conference Center on September 16 to 20, is also the 8th Symposium on Zoology.
The meeting is convened by the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation, the Cuban Zoological Society, the Institute of Ecology and Systematics, and other entities involved in the study and conservation of biodiversity.
According to organizers, participants in this congress will learn the characteristics of Cuban biodiversity and the progresses obtained in conservation.
Such exchanges will help increasing knowledge on Mesoamerica and the Caribbean, and the preservation of natural values.
The Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation was set up in Honduras in January 1996, as a response to the lack of regional communication forums for professionals in the fields of biology and conservation of natural and cultural resources in Mesoamerica.
This society comprises nine chapters. They represent each of the countries of the Mesoamerican region: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Cuba.
The Congress of the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation is held every year and also attracts people from other continents, with free sessions, symposia, courses, and workshops on the progresses of researches related to biological conservation.
Source: Prensa Latina