Тhe LIFE+ project “The Return of the Neophron” participated in an international conference, dedicated to the poisons

19.10.2016
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Between 13th  and 15th October the LIFE+ project “The Return of the Neophron” took part in an international congress, entitled: "Endangered large carnivores and scavenging raptors in Europe" in the town of Teramo, Italy. The meeting was hosted by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the town of Teramo and organizer was the LIFE PLUTO Project. The LIFE PLUTO Project consists of several synergistic actions to prevent and combat the use of poison in 11 regions of mainland Italy, thus helping to preserve protected species that are susceptible to this threat. Main actions include the creation and use, by the State Forestry Corps, of six Anti-poison Dog Units, an essential instrument to detect poison baits and carcasses, and to rapidly and effectively remove them.

The congress was devoted to the problem of the use of poisoned baits and their impact on large carnivores and scavenging raptors. Experts and veterinarians from Spain, Italy, France, Croatia and Bulgaria present their presentations. The presentation of the "The Return of the Neophron" was dedicated to the conservation of the Egyptian vulture in the Balkans and in detail – to the poison baits – the main threat to species in the Balkans.

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