6th European Congress of Conservation Biology

“Biodiversity crisis in a changing world”

August 22–26, 2022, Prague, Czech Republic


Thank all of you for comming!

Recorded video streams of the talks (oral presentations, discussions...) and posters PDF will be available for all registered participants after logging into your ECCB account till 31st July 2023

Book of Abstracts is available here: Book of Abstracts

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Globally in Europe

The current biodiversity crisis have led to a call for transformative change globally and in Europe - a change in how we interact with Nature that reduces pressure on biodiversity and secure Natures’ Benefits to People. This challenges how we perform conservation science, and calls for science-based practices that put humans and nature on a track that takes us out of the current crisis.

Practitioners, consultants, politicians, conservation and social scientists and students are welcomed to discuss and to design new guidelines, tools and strategies in order to meet new challenges in times of biodiversity crisis.

Patrons of ECCB 2022


Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic


Minister of Agriculture of the Czech Republic


Rector of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Prague - Heart of Europe

ECCB returns to Prague after 13 years!!!
Looking at the map we can find that Prague really is a focal point; heart and centre of the continent. However, Prague is not only a geographical heart of Europe, but also a place where for centuries different nations were mixing and different cultures were merging, influencing each other. Those who walk through Prague walk through the history of Europe and its cultural streams.

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

The congress will take place in the campus of Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU). The campus is about 20 minutes from the city centre. The campus is situated in the northwest suburb of Prague – in the city district Suchdol. It is a quiet garden-suburb with a few small protected areas near-by. Due to its location, Prague a very good initial point for field excursions across the whole Bohemia.

Kamýcká 129, Prague 6 – Suchdol




We are aware that the situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic may change in the coming period. The congress has already been postponed from 2021 to 2022, thus violating the tradition of organizing the ECCB every three years. The situation is steadily calming down and we are convinced and hopeful that in August 2022 we will be able to meet together in person. In-person meetings are our priority and we hope that it will be a pleasant refreshment for you after 2 years of online conferences. We are monitoring the situation and we will endeavour to respond in a timely manner to any changes should the situation change. We are pleased to offer an online access (streaming) to selected sessions (3 parallel sessions during the entire scientific programme) to those people who are unable to attend the congress in person.

Actual situation and preventive measures

There are currently no restrictions in place in the Czech Republic in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic. We do ask participants to behave responsibly whilst at the congress. At your discretion, please protect yourself and other congress participants by wearing a mask, regular hand washing and use of an 70% alcohol-based hand-sanitiser. Thank you. Alcohol-based hand-sanitiser will be available on main places, but we also recommend you take your own.

COVID-19 information hotline (dial 1221) is also available in English from anywhere in the Czech Republic daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. For calling from abroad or foreign SIM cards use number +420 226 20 1221.

All delegates, who experience symptoms associated with COVID-19 while attending the 6th ECCB are required to discontinue their participation in the Congress and are encouraged to immediately use a Covid-19 test centre. The Covid-19 test centre is located right on the CZU campus in the parking P1 and it is open every weekday (Mon-Fri) during following opening hours: 7:30 – 18:00. You can use a reservation system https://reserva.nutrimed.solysit.com/ for hassle-free processing. They offer Antigen test covid-19 for 201 CZK or PCR test covid-19 for 814 CZK.

For more actual information you can visit the https://plf.uzis.cz/

Military invasion of Ukraine

The Czech Republic is still a safe country in view of the unfavourable security situation in Ukraine (due to the invasion by the Russian Federation). The Czech Republic is situated 1,400 km from Kiev (the capital of Ukraine) and now provides a safe haven for women and children from war zones. From a global point of view, the Czech Republic is a member of the EU and NATO, and despite the fact that the Czech Republic is in relatively close geographical proximity to Ukraine, geopolitically the Czech Republic is as distant as, for example, France, the USA or Australia, and the same security conditions prevail.