Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hotel and Pick-up Information

Hotel and Pick-up Information for participants who arrive on 11 Jan 2012 was updated on the 'TRAVEL' page.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Early registration ends on 30 Nov 2011

Early registration ends on 30 Nov 2011.

Please send us registeration form, if you did not register!

To register, read following page;


Extended abstract submission

The deadline for submission of abstracts to the 7th ARRCN Symposium has been extended to 9 December 2011.

About the full paper submission

The Organizing Committee (OC) recently agreed with the Editorial Board (EB) of the Korean Journal of Ornithology (KJO) to publish an issue for the 7th ARRCN papers.

The KJO is a local journal published by the Ornithological Society of Korea (OSK), and covers all fields of ornithology. Though it mainly publishes articles in Korean, but some English articles are also available.

List of articles and abstract (Korean only)

Sample (Original article in Korean, PDF, 1.48MB):
Kim, S.H., T. Mishima, A. Igari, J. Y. Park, J. H. Kim, W. H. Hur and S. H. Han. 2011. Migration Status of Raptors (Family Accipitridae) during Autumn on Socheong Island in Korea. Korean Journal of Ornithology 18(1): 35-41. 

Samples (Original article in English, PDF, 2.08MB):
Choi, C. Y. H. Y. Nam, I. J. Won, G. C. Bing, S. Y. Cho, G. P. Hong, H. Y. Chae. 2011. Migration and Habitat Use of Breeding Blue Rock Thrushes on Hongdo Island, Korea. Korean Journal of Ornithology 18(1): 17-33. 

If you want to submit your full paper for the KJO, please submit your full paper including to arrcn.korea@gmail.com (ARRCN OC) as well as sciedu@jejunu.ac.kr (Chief Editor of OSK, Prof. Hongshik Oh) by e-mail no later than 31 Decemebr 2011.

The title of e-mail for submission should start with [ARRCN FULL PAPER]. MS word format is recommended for manuscripts. For detailed informaiton, please refer the author guidline (PDF, 103KB) and the recent samples linked above.

Submission does not mean the publication of the manuscript on the KJO. All submitted manuscript will be peer reviewed, and only accepted articles will be published on the first issue of volume 19 in March 2012.

The Organizing Committee (OC) of 7th ARRCN Symposium

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ARRCN TOTAL FORM was uploaded!

To complete your registration, you should submit three different sheets listed below;
  • Registration form
  • Abstract Submission form
  • Hotel Reservation form
A single file, ARRCN TOTAL FORM, for Registration, Abstract Submission, and Hotel Reservation was updated.

We highly recommend you to use this form. You may download the form HERE.

This form is based on the 'Adobe Acrobat', and you may input information using the 'Acrobat Reader' as well as the 'Acrobat Professional'. However, once you save the form after edit, you CANNOT modify your contents on it any more. Please save the form after careful review, and return it to the Organizing Committee (arrcn.korea@gmail.com).

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

VISA application and Invitation Letter

Tourists from several countries (i.e. Japan, Taiwan, USA) don't have to get an entrance VISA in case of a short stay in Korea. However, visitors from many countries need VISA to visit Korea.

Please contact or visit the nearest Embassy/Consulate of the Republic of Korea for further details. Please visit the following webpage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT) for detailed VISA information.

INFORMATION ON VISA APPLICATION (MOFAT, Korea): http://www.mofat.go.kr/english/visa/apply/index.jsp

If you require an electronic or original copy of the invitation letter for VISA application, please inform the organizing committee well advance to the symposium. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended length of stay.

- Electonic copy of your PASSPORT (personal information page only)
- Registration form of the symposium (http://arrcn.blogspot.com/p/registration.html)
- Abstract form of the symposium (optional; http://arrcn.blogspot.com/p/paper-call.html)

If you want an invitaion letter for VISA application, please send the materials described above to the Organizing Committee (arrcn.korea@gmail.com) by e-mail. We are not considering the postal service for an Original Copy of invitation letter, but if you need please consult the OC.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

President's message about International Students Grant (ISG)

Dear all,
Please refer the following message on the Internationa Students Grant (ISG) from the President of the ARRCN. If possible, please use the official abstract form (MS Word or PDF). However, the application for ISG with an abstract does not indicate the automatic submission of abstract to the organizing committee. Please note that the ISG applications is a DIFFERENT process from the registration or abstract submission process.


Dear members of ARRCN;

The ARRCN 7th Symposium will be held 13 -16 January 2012 in South Korea!

The theme of the Symposium is "Raptor Conservation and Migration in Asia" and special Plenary Lectures related to Raptor Migration and Raptor Conservation are scheduled. The goal of the Symposium is to promote the research of Raptor Migration throughout Asia and activities of Raptor Conservation in Asia.

The Organizing Committee in Korea and the ARRCN secretariat are hoping that many of our ARRCN members will join and make presentations about their own activities.The ARRCN secretariat is establishing the "International Students Grant" to provide travel fees for students who have been keen on raptor research and conservation in each Asian country. Students who will receive this grant should make their own presentations on raptor research or conservation activities during the Symposium. The "Travel fee" means the round-trip discount airline ticket fee from your country to Korea. The registration fee and accommodation fee including food during the Symposium are not provided.

If you want to apply to the "ISG", please send me (t-yamaza@mx.biwa.ne.jp) an abstract of your presentation by 31 October. Applicants will be notified of results by the middle of November by the ARRCN secretariat. The abstract form should follow the format indicated in the second
announcement as attached files. Since the fund of "ISG" is very limited due to the disaster and severe economic situation, ARRCN can support only a few students. Therefore, I hope that you will do your best to locate other funds for getting travel fees to join this ARRCN 7th Symposium in South Korea.

12 October 2011
President of ARRCN
Toru Yamazaki

Registration Form is uploaded.

Dear all,

Please find the Registration Form for the 7th ARRCN Symposium in Korea.

You may fill up the PDF file even in the Acrobat PDF reader, and submit the form to arrcn.korea@gmail.com.

Don't forget that the deadline of the Early Registration is 30 Nov 2011.

For more information, visit the Registration section of this blog (http://arrcn.blogspot.com/p/registration.html) or refer the second announcement.

If you avoid some kinds of food (i.e. vegetarian, pork avoidance, etc.), you should note it in the registration form.

Abstract form is uploaded.

Dear all,

Please visit the following link or Paper Call section to download the Abstract Submission Form.

You may fill up the PDF or MS Word format, and submit the form to arrcn.korea@gmail.com no later than 30 November 2011.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Second Announcement and First Call for Paper

  The second announcement and the first call for paper is available HERE (in PDF format).

Sunday, August 28, 2011

First Announcement

7th ARRCN Symposium on Asian Raptors
: Raptor Migration and Conservation in Asia

Dear ARRCN members and raptor researchers,

    We are very pleased to announce the 7th ARRCN Symposium on Asian Raptors which will be held on 13~16 January 2012 in the Republic of Korea.

    The Republic of Korea (South Korea) is an important wintering ground as well as breeding/staging grounds for diverse raptors such as sparrowhawks, eagles, vultures, and owls. However, habit loss and degradation by the rapid economic growth are threatening raptors, while active plantation lasted more than 40 years successfully regenerated mature forests which were destroyed by the Korean War and overharvested for fuel woods consumption. There are many issues for the conservation of raptors in Korea, but our knowledge and experiences are still limited to resolve those conflicts and problems. We believe that this symposium will be a great chance to encourage communications, to share knowledge and experiences, and to increase public awareness on raptors among Korean researchers, birdwatchers, stakeholders and local managers as well as ARRCN members.

    The Migratory Birds Center in the National Park Research Institute prepares to welcome all participants from Asia and the other regions. Further detailed information will be noticed again soon. If you have any question, please contact us by e-mail (arrcn.korea@gmail.com) or phone (+82-61-246-3115).

    We hope to see you soon in Korea!