FAO in Pakistan

Staff from the Wildlife Department, Sindh joins FAO for the control of Trans-boundary Animal Diseases:


Minimal information has been documented on the role of wildlife in maintaining and spreading transboundary animal diseases (TADs) including foot and mouth disease (FMD) as well as peste des petits ruminants (PPR) in Pakistan. To bring Wildlife Department- Sindh on board, FAO projects “Progressive Control of FMD” and “Progressive Control of PPR” conducted a training workshop on 19 May 2015 in Hyderabad. About 20 staff members from Safari Park Karachi (3), Karachi Zoo (4), Hyderabad Zoo (3) and Wildlife Department - Sindh (10) participated in this training workshop. The inaugural session was chaired by Mr. Francisco Gamarro, Deputy FAO Representative. Dr. Ghulam Sarwar, Project Coordinator JICA/Ex-Director General Livestock Department, Sindh distributed the sample collection kits to all participants. During the workshop, a strategy was also developed on how to collect samples to determine the prevalence of FMD and PPR in wildlife.