The 11th ARRCN International Symposium

Bali, October 10-11, 2019


Raptor or Bird of Prey (i.e. Eagle, Hawk, Falcon, Vultures, Owl etc.) is widely recognized as an index species reflecting the soundness of their habitat. This is because they are at the top of food chains, and they are quite sensitive to changes in ecosystems and vulnerable to pollutants in environment. Protection of healthy ecosystems, as well as of environment indispensable for Raptors consequently leads to conservation of biodiversity and Survival of Humans.


The first Asian Raptor Research and Conservation (ARRC) International Symposia was held in 1998 with the participation of raptor researchers and conservationists throughout Asia in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. At the symposium, the Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network (ARRCN) was established in order to promote research and conservation of raptors in Asia. As per September 2017, the ARRCN membership comprises of 260 raptor researchers and 5 organizations from 33 countries across the globe, including from Indonesia.

The objectives of ARRCN are to exchange information concerning raptors among its member, including research methodology, techniques for habitat restoration, care for injured raptors, etc; to compile a database on raptors, including their distribution, population, habitat, ecology, breeding and all other aspects important to their conservation, especially on the status of native Asian raptors. The ARRCN also coordinate the research activities on migratory species, as well as common and widespread raptor species in Asia.

The 11th Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network International Symposia aims to exchange information concerning raptors, including research methodology, techniques for habitat restoration, care for injured raptors, etc. It is also aim to compile database on raptors, especially on the status of native Asian raptors.

The results of this Symposia will provide significant information to establish the Asian conservation strategy for Raptors which leads into conservation of raptors and their habitat throughout Asian countries in particular, as well as for raptor and its habitat conservation strategy across the globe.


The 11th ARRCN International Symposium will be held on October 10-11, 2019. This event is organized by the Indonesia Ornithologist Union (IdOU) and the Frank Williams Museum of the Bird of Bali Udayana University, along with the ARRCN.

This event is supported by the Directorate General of Conservation, Natural Resources, and Ecosystem, Ministry of Environment and Forestry Republic of Indonesia via the Nature Conservation Agency of Bali Province (BKSDA Bali) and Bali Barat National Park (TNBB)

It will be a two days international conference, comprises of key note and invited speaker presentations, country report, participant presentations (via oral or poster presentation), as well as workshops. It will also a welcome dinner and cultural night event to introduce/promote the culture of the host country to the audience.

Key Symposium Activities

  • Country Reports. A 10 minute oral presentations on the status of raptor migration watch by a
    representative from each of the member countries.
  • Regular Contributed Papers (Oral Presentations and Posters). A 15-minute oral presentations or
  • Student Presentation (Oral and Poster). Students currently enrolled will be given opportunity to
    present their researches.
  • Workshops. Concurrent 2 hour-long workshops on important aspects of raptor research and conservation. Proposals for workshop sessions are welcomed.
  • ARRCN Annual General Meeting. Member updates will be presented, discussed and deliberated.
    Bids to host the 2021 symposium are presented.
  • ARRCN bazaar. Those with things to sell or distribute can sign up for display tables/booths. Deadline is on 15 September 2019 for an assured slot (please check the merchant section for further information).


This upcoming International Symposia will carry out theme of 

“Strengthening collaboration for supporting research and raptors’ conservation”.

Scope for this event will cover various aspects for raptors, i.e.:

  1. Forest and raptors;
  2. Migration, monitoring and movement;
  3. Genetics, disease, and rehabilitation;
  4. Local perceptions, threats and community-based conservation, including ethnobiology;
  5. Population dynamics;
  6. Raptor ecology and climate change;
  7. Raptor in human modified landscape.

Presentations outside of those themes could be accepted too.

The 11th Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Networks International Symposia will produce Abstract book which will be circulated during the seminar. The conference proceeding with ISBN for the accepted full paper will also be published. Participants can also choose to publish their paper (selected papers) in Kukila – The Journal of Indonesian Ornithology, as well as in several DOAJ journals (list will be provided by the committee).

Full paper submission is optional (not compulsory). Only the outstanding full paper with high quality and good writing by reviewer assessment will be facilitated for further process submission to:
A. Scopus indexed journal: Kukila – The Journal of Indonesian Ornithology

B. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES), indexed by SCOPUS, Web of Science and Ei Compendex.

C. DOAJ-indexed, National accredited journal:

  1. Jurnal Biologi Udayana (p-ISSN 1410-5292, e-ISSN 2599-2856). The journal has been indexed in Google Scholar, DOAJ and SINTA 3, published twice a year, on June & December. Available online at
  2. Metamorfosa: Journal of Biological Sciences (e-ISSN: 2655-8122). The journal has been indexed in Google Scholar, DOAJ and SINTA 3, published twice a year, on March & September.
    Available online at
  3. Simbiosis – Journal of Biological Sciences (e-ISSN: 2337-7224). The journal has been indexed in Google Scholar, DOAJ, published twice a year, on March & September.
    Available online at

The article publication fee of the journal should be covered by the authors.
Full Paper can be submitted after abstract acceptance to submission link.
Full paper submission deadline: October 1, 2019

The 11th Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Networks International Symposia is scheduled to be held at Udayana University Sudirman Campus, Denpasar Bali Indonesia.

The 11th ARRCN International Symposia has targeted around 200 participants from various affiliation of public agency/government, university, and organization, both national and international audiences; member or non-member of ARRCN.

Participants from those various backgrounds are expected to participate in this International Symposia through presenting their manuscripts, either in oral or poster presentation.


Abstract submission Period 1June 30, 2019
Abstract acceptance Period 1July 15, 2019
Abstract submission Period 2July 31, 2019
Abstract acceptance Period 2August 15, 2019
Registration deadlineSeptember 30, 2019
Full paper submission deadlineOctober 1, 2019
SymposiumOctober 10-11, 2019


Registration can be made through this google form:

Then e-mail your abstract to the committee at:
Or download and fulfill the registration form from link below, then return it by e_mail along with


Abstract template [file]

Fullpaper template [file]

Poster template [file]

Registration form [file]


15 July – 15 August 2019
16 – 30 August 2019
1 – 15 September 2019
Foreign participantUS $ 185US $ 200US $ 250
Indonesian participantIDR 1.500.000IDR 1.500.000-
Indonesian participant (student)IDR 750.000IDR 750.000-
2nd, 3rd paper of the same first author50% of the stated registration fee category50% of the stated registration fee category50% of the stated registration fee category

The registration fee will cover:

  • Foreign participant: conference and workshop fee, conference kit including abstract book, pick up or transfer from airport to hotel (vice versa)*; cultural night, meals and pickup transfer from hotel to conference venue (vice versa) during the conference (10; 11/10/2019)*. (*only for those stay at the area suggested by committee, please refer to the accommodation list as being advised)
  • Indonesian participant: conference and workshop fee, conference kit including abstract book, cultural night, meals during the conference (10/10/2019; 11/10/2019).
  • Those registration fees do not cover cost/fee for field trip and full paper publication (additional cost will apply).
    Please note that the above registration fee does not include any necessity payments to obtain visa to enter Indonesia. The committee will provide supporting letter, i.e. invitation letter to support your visa (or enter permit) application process.

Payment can be made through bank transfer at : 

IDR Account No. :0360284967


The ARRCN is planning to establish an “International Students Grant” to provide partial travel fees or a “special award” for a limited number of students in each Asian country who have been keen on raptor research and conservation. This “special award” is US. $ 500 which will be provided to 2 students who will make their presentations based upon the continued excellence of their continued raptor research.

Students who would like to receive ISG should make their own presentations on raptor research or conservation activities at this Symposium. In other words, a partial travel support can be given to a limited number of students whose papers are accepted for presentation at the Symposium.

Although the amount of support per student is dependent on the number of applicants, the maximum amount of support is half of the round-trip airline expenses due to fund limitations.

If you want to apply to the ISG, please send me ( an abstract of your presentation by the end of May. Applicants will be notified of results around the middle of June by the ARRCN secretariat.

Since the fund of ISG is very small, ARRCN can support a limited number of students who will contribute to raptor research and conservation in Asia. Therefore, I strongly hope that you will do your best to locate other funds towards acquiring travel fees to join this important ARRCN 11th Symposium in Bali, Indonesia.

President of ARRCN
Toru Yamazaki


We can be reached through email at
or text/phone at +62.81239992669


Keynote and invited speaker

  • Prof. Hiroyoshi Higuchi, PhD. (Japan)
  • Ir. Wiratno, MSc (Directorate General of Conservation, Natural Resources and Ecosystem, Ministry of Environment and Forestry Republic of Indonesia)
  • Dennis J Salvador (Philippine)
  • Chuenchom Hansasuta D.D.S. M.S. (Thailand)
  • Wally van Sickle (USA)
  • Dr. Dewi M Prawiradilaga (Indonesia)
  • Dr. Syartinilia Wijaya (Indonesia)
  • Zaini Rahman (Indonesia)


  1. Accipiter Identification Workshop for Counter (Chuenchom Hansasuta D.D.S. M.S. -Thailand)
  2. Raptor rehabilitation Program: Javan Hawkeagle study case (Zaini Rahman -Indonesia).
  3. Research and Conservation of Birds of Prey by Falconers (Dr. Keiya Nakajima – Japan).

(15 minutes for each country)
Shall any country representative would like to present their report, please contact the committee through e-mail at:
1. Indonesia: Adam Supriatna
2. Malaysia: Dr. Chong Leon Puan
3. Philippine: Alex M Tiongco
4. TBA
5. TBA
6. TBA


Planned Activities for the 11th Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network International Conference, Bali – Indonesia | 10-11 October 2019*
*subject to change



Advisory Board

  1. Prof. Dr. dr. A.A. Raka Sudewi, Sp.S (K) (Rector, Udayana University)
  2. Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Wyasa Putra, SH., M.Hum (Vice Rector IV, Udayana University)
  3. Ir. Ignatius Pramana Yuda, M.Si., Ph.D (President, Indonesia Ornithologist Union)
  4. Dr. Toru Yamazaki (President, ARRCN)

Steering Committee

  1. Yoki Hadiprakarsa (Indonesia Ornithologist Union)
  2. Dewi Malia Prawiradilaga (Indonesian Institutes of Sciences –RCB LIPI)
  3. Adam Supriatna (ARRCN –Indonesia)
  4. Syartinilia Wijaya (Institut Pertanian Bogor)
  5. Karyadi Baskoro (Universitas Diponegoro)
  6. Magdalena Putri (Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Banyuwangi)
  7. Zaini Rahman (Raptor Indonesia)
  8. Asman Adi Purwanto (Raptor Indonesia)
  9. Gunawan (Perkumpulan Suaka Elang/Yayasan Konservasi Elang Indonesia)

Organizing Committee

  1. Luh Putu Eswaryanti Kusuma Yuni (Chair, Udayana University)
  2. Iriani Setyawati (Secretary, Udayana University)
  3. Ni Putu Ariwathi (Treasurer, Udayana University)


The 11th Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Networks International Symposia