Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt


21th Hamstermeeting



You are heartily invited to participate in the

21st Annual Meeting of the International Hamster Workgroup hosted by

 Senckenberg Research Institute - Conservation Genetics Group.

Few species have shown such a dramatic and still unabated decline as the Common hamster over the past decades. This immense loss is illustrated by the latest results from the national report pursuant to Article 17 of the Habitats Directive. Meanwhile, there is no question that the decline of the species is not a phenomenon of the western edge of the distribution, but is also evident in neighbouring Eastern European countries.
For this reason the “International Hamster Workgroup”, which has been working on the conservation and research of the Common hamster since 1994, is becoming increasingly important. Colleagues from all over Europe regularly take part in the annual meetings; demonstrating the urgent need to exchange information and have discussions to save the Common hamster. To further promote this exchange, the opening day of this year’s conference is open to public officials, experts and interested members of the public.

14.11.2014 - Public Opening Day in Frankfurt  
15 & 16.11.2014 - Conference in Gelnhausen