2nd International Symposium on jackals and related species


31st of October - 2nd of November 2018

Marathon Bay - Attica, Greece

With Endorsement of the IUCN SSC Canid Specialist Group

Blog of GOlden JAckal informal study Group Europe (GOJAGE)

Side-striped jackal (Canis adustus)

Golden jackal (Canis aureus)

Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas)

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis)

African wolf (Canis anthus)

A paper about African golden wolf and a featured video "A wolf in jackal's clothing" were published in BMC Zoology Journal in April 2017. Confirmed African wolf localities (black dots) are presented in the map above (BMC Zoology, 2017). The African wolf has been assigned for a long period to Canis aureus species. It was suggested that the estimated current geographic range of golden jackal in Africa represents the African wolf range (Suvi Kristiina Viranta-Kovanen et al 2017). See bottom of this page.

Symposium Director

Anastasios Legakis,

Professor of Animal Diversity

Department of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Department of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens together with Biosfaira NGO Greece, Ecology Department of Crispus NGO Sibiu Romania and GOlden JAckal Informal study Group Europe (GOJAGE) organize the Second International Symposium on jackals and related species #2IJSGreece.



Second International Jackal Symposium

Date: Wednesday 31 October 2018 to Friday 2 November 2018

Location: Golden Coast Hotel, Marathon Bay, Attica, Greece

Contact Us: 2IJS(at)goldenjackal.eu

The aim of this meeting is to create a fertile ground for productive discussions between novice and experienced golden jackal (Canis aureus) scientists but also on other related species like African black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas), side-striped jackal (Canis adustus) and African wolf (Canis anthus).

The Second International Jackal Symposium is addressed to academics - graduate and undergraduate researchers alike - working or interested in the field of jackal and related species ecology, to share their information with other colleagues from different research groups with known experts or scientific community.

The scientific committee might approve selected works on wolves (Canis lupus), American jackal - coyote (Canis latrans), Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis) or red fox (Vulpes vulpes) if there is time and a special session dedicated to these species.

If there are works related to interspecific relations of jackals with other meso-carnivores or even with wolves, scientific committee will analyze their approval to be scheduled within the symposium program.

Immerse yourself in the world of jackals and related species ecology!

The meeting will incorporate a variety of topics on the latest developments and studies

(see Abstracts).

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Marathon Bay Greece to talk about jackals, during the Second International Symposium on Jackals and related species.

Giorgos Giannatos 2IJS manager & Ovidiu C. Banea 2IJS communication management

On behalf of Organization Board

24 of November 2017

First International Jackal Symposium took place in Veliko Gradište, Serbia Oct 2014 *HERE*


During the 2007 Greek forest fires 84 people lost their lives including several fire fighters. It was thought that hot temperatures, including three consecutive heat waves of over 40 °C produced over 3,000 forest fires from the end of June to early September.

After 11 years, on 23rd of July 2018, over 60 people have been killed and more than 150 injured after wildfires swept through a small resort town near Athens, Greece. The fires were close to 2IJS Symposium Venue.

We express our most sincere condolences to the Greek people, our thoughts and prayers are with those lost and their families.