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EIG does not plan or run events itself but rather encourages individuals and organisations to plan trips and conferences that are beneficial to the aims of the EIG.
Trips shown below are therefore not "holidays" but have some element of lepidoptera conservation or research work.
Trip reports are published in the regular EIG newsletters.
Forthcoming Trips are advertised through the regular EIG newsletters. Please contact EIG should you wish to promote a Trip on this page.
2017 ~ EIG AGM
The date for the 2017 EIG AGM is Saturday 4th November.
We are holding our AGM in London for the first time and are hoping for a good attendance.
The papers and proceedings from the AGM held on Saturday 29th October 2016 may be downloaded below -
2015 ~ EIG AGM
The papers and proceedings from the AGM held on Saturday 28th November 2015 may be downloaded below -
2014 ~ EIG AGM
The papers and proceedings from the AGM held on Saturday 25th October 2014 may be downloaded below -
Please contact EIG if you would like the EIG website to show any forthcoming conferences here.
20th European Congress of Lepidopterology, 24th - 30th April 2017, Podgora, Croatia
The book of abstracts from the conference can be downloaded here:
International Symposium: Future 4 Butterflies in Europe
Papers from the Dutch Butterfly Conservation (De Vlinderstichting) 4th international symposium on the Future of Butterflies in Europe (held 31st March - April 2nd 2016) can be found here)
2013 ~ International conference EIG & Jardin des Papillons Proserpine
In June 2013, the EIG and Jardin des Papillons Proserpine held an International Conference in Digne Les Bains (France). Entitled 'The butterflies of France and the state of knowledge with a perspective of conservation', the conference was extremely successful. A summary of each presentation made at the conference can be viewed by clicking here.
The Awards are the creation of Brian Marsh, chairman of the Marsh Christian Trust, who wanted to support areas such as conservation and volunteering. The Marsh European Lepidoptera Award was presented for the first time in 2009.
The scheme is run in partnership with Butterfly Conservation, and the EIG committee, the Award aims to recognise the efforts of those whose work has had a major and positive impact on butterfly and moth conservation within Europe.
European Marsh Award 2016 to Rudi Verovnik
The 2016 winner is Rudi Verovnik
Rudi Verovnik is a lecturer in Biology and Ecology at the University of Ljubljana and is recognised as the leading Lepidopterist in Slovenia. He helped to set up the Society for the Conservation and Study of Lepidoptera in Slovenia and almost single-handedly runs the Slovenian butterfly mapping scheme, which culminated with the publication of the first Atlas of Butterflies in Slovenia in 2012.
He has travelled extensively throughout Europe and is one of the foremost taxonomists in Europe, having helped to resolve the complex phylogeny of European species to produce definitive lists for the Fauna Europaea that can be used for conservation.
See here: http://www.marshchristiantrust.org/default.asp?V_ITEM_ID=742
Previous recipients of the Marsh European Lepidoptera Award:
2015 Miguel Lopez Munguria
2014 Chris Van Swaay
2013 Professor Ilkka Hanski
2012 Christer Wiklund
2011 Tristan Lafranchis
2010 Lazaros Pamperis
2009 Dr Otakar Kudrna
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