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Conference introduction

The 6th World Lagomorph Conference will take place from the 4-8 July 2022 in Montpellier, France.

The World Lagomorph Conference, which takes place every four years, brings together researchers and experts on rabbits, hares, and pikas from all over the world. This quadriennal meeting organised on behalf of the World Lagomorph Society is a great opportunity to share and exchange information on the natural history, ecology, evolution, behaviour, physiology, genetics, morphology, diseases, management and conservation of wild lagomorphs.

We look forward to welcoming you in Montpellier, in the beautiful south of France !


 *** The conference program is now online  ***


In-person and online participation

The 6th World Lagomorph Conference in 2022 is mainly planned as an in-person event, respecting all local sanitary regulations to ensure maximum security of all participants. In addition, we will offer the possibility of online conference participation. Online participants will receive a link to access all sessions and will also have the opportunity to participate in the discussions after each talk. The presentation of talks and of posters will require in-person participation.


Important dates & deadlines

26 September 2021   Start of abstract submission

5 February 2022          End of abstract submission

16 February 2022        Start of early conference registration

early March 2022        Decision regarding the acceptance of posters and talks

31 March 2022            End of early conference registration

31 May 2022               End of possibility for conference registration

4-8 July 2022              6th World Lagomorph Conference


Student travel grants

We are offering a restricted number of travel grants including waivers of conference fees for students from low-income countries submitting an abstract for an oral presentation. The option for applications is now closed and the grants have been already awarded. 



About the WLC6 logo

  Silhouette de Gabillou   The WLC6 logo represents the only confirmed prehistoric cave drawing of a Leporidae. It was found in the cave of Gabillou near Mussidan (Dordogne, France), less than 500 km away from Montpellier. It may have been drawn between 17 000 and 12 000 years BP. This 6th World Lagomorph Conference goes back to the origins of Lagomorph science!   

Gaussen J. (1964). La grotte ornée de Gabillou (Près Mussidan, Dordogne). Publications de l’Institut de Préhistoire de l’Université de Bordeaux.  Imprimerie Delmas, Bordeaux, France.

See also this reference.

We are grateful to the owner of the cave for her permission to use this drawing.



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