News Corner 2IJS

The 3IJS will be held in HUNGARY in 2022 !

It will be organized by the Institute of Wildlife Conservation, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Szent István University in Gödöllő.

The city of Gödöllő is situated 30 kilometers east of Budapest. It is the center for many agricultural agencies and enterprises, and the University is a popular choice for students interested in agriculture and management of natural resources.

Contact: 3IJS General Director, Mr Miklós Heltai, Wildlife Biology and Management, PhD

F82K10 Last communication, not presented due to dense schedule on F8 session

2IJS BEST Poster awards! 2IJS Evaluation team, Dr Miklós Heltai (Hungary) & Dr Matthew Hayward (Australia) FINAL RESULTS

Two winners for the Best 2IJS Poster with 46/50

1) W18P Francisco Alvares PORTUGAL and T56 P Milomir Stefanovic SERBIA / AUSTRIA (46/50)

2) T53 P Milomir Stefanovic SERBIA / AUSTRIA (45/50)

3) W33 P Guido Pietroluongo ITALY / GREECE (44,5/50)

Photo GALLERY, by Felix Böcker (Germany), 2IJS Photography and media producer; Forest Sciences MSc, Wildlife Ecology.

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2IJS BEST Poster awards! 2IJS Evaluation team, Dr Miklós Heltai (Hungary) & Dr Matthew Hayward (Australia) FINAL RESULTS




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During the F8 session will be announced the place for the next 3rd International Jackal Symposium. The green light will arrive from the green button (should be somewhere in this page) after the final vote which might consider: source population country in Europe?, interest of local scientific community, interest for sustainable hunting?, monitoring before management Y/N?

You are invited to present your applications containing:

-Name of the municipality & Country,

-Institutions and NGOs which might be co-organizers

-Contact details: Contact person name.

Submit your application to Organization Board via mail to:

This contact address is forwarded spontaneously to all Organization Board members. Public relation 2IJS representative, Dr Miha Krofel will then share the applications to be analyzed during the Gala Dinner time by the Scientific Committee members (Green Button) using a paper form. The result will be announced on Friday. The deadline for the application submission is 2nd of Nov 11:00 H.

African golden wolf in Serengeti NP Tanzania. Photo: D. Gordon / E. Robertson (UCLA)
Golden jackal in Israel. Photo: Eyal Cohen (UCLA)

In this space we will add important notes and news regarding the upcoming 2IJS

2.11.2018, 11:00 AM

Deadline for the 3IJS Applications


Organization Board meeting 18:00H



We had confirmation for the transport from the airport on the rate mentioned before at 10 EUR / trayect. The Cycle Greece is helping us also with the Excursion to Schinias NP

Registration is still opened until 31st of October or IN SITU.

The 2IJS e-BOOK was sent to be printed. The printed book will be available at Symposium Venue. The price is set by the Hellenic Zoological Society in accordance with the quality of prints (B&W or color) and the estimated value is between 17-25 EUR. There is a limited edition.

Please contact the publisher to reserve your exemplar.


The 2IJS Badge-Insigne-Abzeichen can be personalized (HERE).

Every 2IJS participant (Keynote Speaker, Scientific Committee, Organization Board, Poster and Oral Communication participants) will receive the identification badge when will arrive and after the registration. Please personalize the badge using the form before 25th of October 2018.

The 2IJS program is now definitive and can be analyzed both in the 2IJS AGENDA and 2IJS FLYER buttons.


1) Press statement was emitted today.

2) The 2IJS E-BOOK is published! check your submission(s) until Friday 17:00 CET and send an email to Dr Christos Giorgiadis, book editor at chrisis21(at) if you need to make MINOR changes to your contribution(s) (e.g. names, affiliations, figure captions, small/letter changes, commas, etc.)

3) 2IJS AGENDA is also published on the 2IJS website!


Dear 2IJS Participant,

We urge you to PREREGISTER AND PAY THE FEE VIA ONLINE BEFORE 22ND OF OKTOBER. After this date the registration fee is much higher! The 2IJS budget is very limited and mainly based on the registration fees. The registration gives you the permission to participate to all the symposium communications, to the keynote lectures of the "Three days jackal ecology course" and includes all the material for the meeting, the social dinner and the welcome kit (t-shirt, 2IJS bag, badge, program).

It does not include the transfer from the airport which is (10 EUR / trayect) and the excursion to the National Park of Schinias Marathon (5 Eur).


On 29th of September 2018 we met with staff from Golden Coast Hotels & Bungalows, the 2IJS "golden jackal" Host Sponsor.

We chose Taverna for the Gala Dinner and we established the logistics for the 2IJS. Soon we will upload a representative video.

SIESTA and BIOSTARS are the 2IJS conference rooms which will be used during 2IJS. See pictures on the Symposium Venue page.



Transport to Symposium Venue HERE. If you are located in Makri, Rafina or at Symposium Venue Golden Coast Hotels & Bungallows please provide data of your arrival and departure using the form "Transfer from Athens to Marathon". At this moment 2IJS Organization analyze the posibility to arrange transfer for all the participants at very low price.



2IJS Organization extended the date for the online preregistration until 22nd of October 2018! Please use the Bank details and the correspondent fee according to your online registration! See Registration details in the special page here.


The Book is property of 2IJS Organization and of the Hellenic Zoological Society.

Every irresponsible use of the e-Book content or reuse before the 2IJS celebration is subject of the authors data protection according to EU regulations. This is responsibility of the user. THE PRE-REGISTRATION BOOK CAN BE CHANGED.


2IJS Miniworks CLUSTERING (W=Wednesday, T=Thursday, F=Friday)

5.09.2018 Book of Asbtract

Hellenical Zoological Society approved the 2IJS Book of Abtstract publication. The 2IJS Proceedings Book will be published predominately as an e-Book (pdf and potentially epub format) under CC BY-NC-SA license and will be available at least on the Symposium website, on the Hellenic Zoological Society website, on the Greek Fauna Documentation Center website and any other website that the Committee will determine.

The 2IJS Proceedings Book will also be printed in no less than 30 copies, of which 14 will be donated to the Invited Lecturers of the Symposium, 1 will be deposited to the Hellenic Zoological Society Library (GFDC) and the others will be deposited to various esteemed libraries around the globe (at least two need to be deposited to the Hellenic ISBN Center – National Library of Greece).

Please contact us at 2IJSGreece(at) or organization2IJS(at) if urgent matters regarding your work or if you cannot find it in the provisional clustering of September.

The Tumulus of Athenians. Marathon plain

Athens and its ally Plataea, some 11,000 hoplites in total, attacked a Persian expeditionary force of some 25,000 infantry and 1,000 cavalry, with 100,000 armed sailors acting as reserves. Herodotus claims that the Greeks counted 6,400 dead Persians on the field and states that the Athenians lost 192 men in the battle and the Plataeans lost 11.

The Battle of Marathon (Greek: Μάχη τοῦ Μαραθῶνος, Machē tou Marathōnos) took place in 490 BC, during the first Persian invasion of Greece. The battle was the culmination of the first attempt by Persia, under King Darius I, to subjugate Greece. The Greek army decisively defeated the more numerous Persians, marking a turning point in the Greco-Persian Wars.

The Battle of the Jackal

Within the 2IJS topics taxonomy is on the first place. After recent discoveries and molecular studies it was suggested that the estimated current geographic range of golden jackal in Africa represents the African wolf range (Viranta et al, 2017). The results and conclusions highlight the need for improved studies of geographic range and population surveys for the taxon, which is classified as ‘least concern’ by the IUCN due to its erroneous identification as golden jackal. As a species exclusively distributed in Africa, investigations of the biology and threats to African wolf are needed.

This species named by Spassov, wolf-jackal (Canis "lupaster") appears to exist in N Africa from the late Pleistocene. However, remains the question: is there a golden jackal (C. aureus or more specific African jackal C. anthus?) together with it in Africa? (Spassov, 2018). Moehlman names this species African golden jackal (Moehlman et al, 2018)

After 2508 years another Battle will take place in Marathon Bay on 31st of October and on 1st of November 2018! The battle of the Eurasian jackal with the younger African golden jackal or wolf? Or both?

Welcome to Marathon Bay! Welcome to the battle!

*See the winners works in Chapter 1 Biology and Behaviour, Chapter 4 Taxonomy and Morphology and in Chapter 5 Phylogeography, Genetics and Biogeography already published in the 2IJS Book or participate to the Session 1, 4 and Session 5 during the meeting in Marathon Bay to be there during the battle.

by GOJAGE, 20 Oct 2018

The Battle of Monitoring and The Battle of Sustainable Hunting

During 2IJS participants are invited to a workshop dedicated to monitoring techniques. The authors, Jennifer Hatlauf, Nathan Ranc and Miha Krofel will explain actual monitoring techniques. Complementary methods for jackal monitoring will be suggested as the BAM proved many limits beside the possible stress on jackal. Constructive debate will end with the 2IJS guidelines. Visit Session 2 Population Ecology & Monitoring on Wednestay 17:00H after the "jackal sleep" and the Poster Session (Part 1). 2IJS workshop on Wednesday 19:30H, Biostars 2IJS Hall.

Hunting is a tool to reduce jackal numbers on short time. On medium time, in foxes was seen that hunting might destroy the clusters structure and the resulting effect is the population grow. In Bulgaria, the jackal population started to be stable or even decreased in some years. Is lethal management a solution for game management authorities? Are there non-lethal methods to control jackal numbers. People in airports are trying to mittigate human-jackal conflict using other methods of jackal and coyote removal. Is there a limit? Visit Session 8 on Friday, 11:00 after we come back from the excursion and after the "jackal nap" (Stanley Gehrt and Stoyan Stoyanov).