The first meeting took place at the International Exhibition of Hunting and Game Fishing in Düsseldorf, Germany, under the supervision of Professor Fritz Nüsslein on October 16 and 17 1954, at the suggestion of Harry Frank. A free association titled „Internationaler Ring der Jagdwissenschaftler“ was founded. The second meeting was held in Graz, Austria, in 1955, and later congresses every second year. At the suggestion of H. M. Thamdrup, it was supervised by a committee, later by the presidents of the previous, present, and planned future congress.
Over the years IUGB was operated as a rather flexible structure, acting as a meeting/congress, discussion and knowledge exchange platform for biologists, game managers, hunters, foresters, veterinarians, sociologists, rural economists and other users of natural resources, sharing a professional/academic interest in the conservation, biology, management and sustainable use of game resources as well as of other wild species and their habitats.
The main IUGB event is the international Congress, organized every second year in a different country. Previous IUGB Congresses (e.g. Hannover 2005, Uppsala 2007, Moscow 2009, Barcelona 2011, Brussels 2013, Puebla 2015 and Montpellier 2017) have attracted an international audience of up to 500 wildlife experts from all over the world, the outcome of which usually being published in the IUGB separate proceedings or in the peer reviewed and high quality scientific journals.
|33||2017||Montpellier||France||14th Perdix congress|
|31||2013||Brussels||Belgium||Diversity in Wildlife Management – Objectives & Tools|
|30||2011||Barcelona||Spain||13th Perdix congress|
|26||2003||Braga||Portugal||10th Perdix congress|
|25||2001||Lemesos||Cyprus||9th Perdix congress|
|9||1969||Moscow||Russia||Transactions of the IX. International Congress of Game Biologists, Moscow, September 1969|
|7||1965||Beograd-Ljubljana||SFR Yugoslavia||Les rapports du VIIe congrès, Beograd-Ljubljana, septembre 1965|
|1||1954||Düsseldorf||Germany||organizer Prof. Fritz Nüsslein, Hannoversch Münden|
The IUGB 2019 Congress is organized by the Institute of Forestry LAMMC (Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, https://www.lammc.lt/en
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