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Dunedin Wins Wildlife Capital Reputation

24 January 2017

Dunedin is cementing a reputation as the wildlife and scientific capital of New Zealand, with the 9th World Congress of Herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians) in 2020 the city’s latest successful conference win. This follows Dunedin’s successful bid for the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) & Taxonomic Databases Working Group (TDWG) Joint Conference in 2018 – the first-ever meeting of the world’s leading researchers responsible for the care of natural history collections in the Southern Hemisphere.

Enterprise Dunedin’s Business Events Tourism Advisor Bree Jones says: “This continued success in attracting international conferences has shown that there is an appetite for the unique offerings Dunedin has as a conference destination. These international conferences will showcase Dunedin’s strengths in scientific research out of the University of Otago, and highlight our world renowned natural environment, ecotourism experiences and unparalleled wildlife to the influential delegates who will be attending.”

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Bree Jones - Business Events Advisor

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