23rd International Congress of Zoology

22 to 24 November 2021

Important News:

Due to COVID-19 the 23rd International Congress of Zoology (ICZ) has been postponed to 22 to 24 November 2021 and will take place virtually.

2021 registration & abstract submission is now open. All current accepted abstract submission/s will be carried over for the 2021 Congress unless we are otherwise notified.


A holistic integrated approach to Conservation

On behalf of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa, the local organising committee extends a warm invitation to participate in  23rd International Congress of Zoology (ICZ), which will be held virtually, from 22 to 24 November 2021.

First held in Paris, the ICZ conference will be more than 125 years old in 2021.  It is the only general Zoology conference globally, which incorporates all aspects Zoology, and not sub-disciplines.  This prestigious conference has previously taken place in Europe, North America (USA), Asia and the Middle East.  The ZSSA is delighted to host the ICZ 2021 Virtual Congress.

The ICZ 2021 takes place in the context of a rapidly and significantly changing Earth’s landscape and ecosystems.  Under the theme: Zoology in the Anthropocene and incorporating all aspects of Zoology, this conference is dedicated to understanding and managing change in the current geological timescale, the Anthropocene.  With sub-themes including climate change, urban ecology, biodiversity conservation, threats in the Anthropocene, water – implications of water scarcity and water pollution on human and animal life, as well as many more sub-themes, the conference programme will cater for a variety of interests will be all inclusive.  We hope that the deliberations will assist in bridging Science, Policy and Economics.

We look forward to your participation.

Dr Kwezi Mzilikazi
Chair – ICZ 2021
Honorary President
Zoological Society of Southern Africa
Dr Sarita Maree
Co-Chair – ICZ 2021
International Society of Zoological Sciences (2016 -2020)
University of Pretoria
Prof Bettine van Vuuren
Chair – Scientific Committee
University of Johannesburg

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