8th World Conference on Mountain Ungulates 

towards an integrated approach to species conservation

 September 27-30, 2022 – Cogne – Aosta Valley – Italy

Abstract submission is closed. Registration will be open until the 13th of September


After three intense days of stimulating talks, posters, discussions, meetings, social activities, and a nice walk in the snow, the 8thWCMU came to an end. We would like to deeply thank all the participants for their great contribution and enthusiasm during the conference. It has been a pleasure to meet you all in Cogne and we look forward to seeing you again at the next WCMU in Tajikistan!

The pdf of the abstract book and of the program of the conference can be downloaded from here

About the conference

Scientific research is fundamental for effective management and to foster species and ecosystems conservation. The recent history of some mountain ungulates gives examples on how these results can be achieved. In the last decades, however, as research and technology progresses and knowledge increases, new questions arise on exciting and urgent challenges both for researchers and managers. Answering to those questions will require an inclusive approach that integrates different perspectives. It is with this aim, that we are delighted to invite you to the 8th Conference on Mountain Ungulates (Cogne, Aosta Valley, Italy, 27-30 Sept. 2022). As in the spirit of past editions, the goal of the conference is to share the most recent and interesting results of research on mountain ungulates as well as to provide networking opportunities for researchers and wildlife managers. Several topics will be covered, with the ambitious aim of facilitating the integration of different research fields and connecting them with management and conservation.

Sessions on the following topics are planned: Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution; Genetics; Systematics and Palaeontology; Health and Diseases; Conservation and Management; Monitoring methods; Conservation technologies. Details on each session are provided here. In addition, a poster session and round tables will be organized.

Abstract submission is now closed. To attend the conference please register here.



Early registration: 28th February 2022
Abstract submission is closed. Registration will be open until the 13th of September
Day 1
27 Set 2022
Day 2
28 Set 2022
Day 3
29 Set 2022
Day 4
30 Set 2022

Invited opening talk: The chamois in (Great) Paradise: what have we learnt from them?

Invited opening talk: The chamois in (Great) Paradise: what have we learnt from them?
Sandro Lovari
Prof. Sandro Lovari

Excursion – 1

Hiking in Valsavarenche to Levionaz – Alpine ibex study area 1h30 walk, 700 m+; Appropriate trekking shoes and clothing; rainfalls are possible

Excursion – 2

Paradisia Botanical Garden and Gran Paradiso Visitor Centre


Cogne - Aosta Valley - Italy




Marco Apollonio (Italy)
Yash Veer Bhatnagar (India)
Luca Corlatti (Germany)
Marco Festa-Bianchet (Canada)
Jean-Michel Gaillard (France)
Christine Grossen (Switzerland)
Achaz von Hardenberg (UK)

Juan Herrero (IUCN)
Sandro Lovari (Italy)
Ali Nawaz (Pakistan)
Luca Rossi (Italy)
Sambandam Sathyakumar (India)
Carole Toïgo (France)
Lingyun Xiao (China)


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