It was a pleasure to welcome Prof. Satoshi SHIMANU, (Wetland Specialist), Hosei University, Dr. Isao NISHIMI (Geneticist and Curator of Birds), Yamashina Institute of Ornithology and National Museum of Nature and Science, Tsukuba, Japan, and Dr. Tsukasa WAKI, (Conservationist), Toho University, Japan.

We look forward to learning from and work with these conservation specialists for the conservation of White-bellied Heron, a critically endangered species.