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FAO facilitates wild animal and disease monitoring in Zimbabwe

click to enlargeMay 2015 - In recent years Zimbabwe has seen more interaction between wildlife, domestic animals and human beings thereby increasing the risk of diseases emerging and spreadingbetween species. This poses a threat to the livelihoods, health and incomes of communities living close to national parks and conservancies. In an effort to contain the spread of diseases from wildlife to livestock, Wildlife Capture Africa hosted a 10-day training course at Malilangwe in Chiredzi, located in southern Zimbabwe. The course focused on methods of restraining wildlife using ethical physical and chemical capture techniques for the purposes of tracking and translocating wildlife, treating injured animals and sample collecting for disease surveillance and profiling (the latter mitigating illegal hunting)...[Read more]

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