Enforcing stakeholders’ network to tackle the poisoning issue

04.07.2017
Presentation of anti-poison dog unit to members of Alexandroupolis Hunting Club (WWF/L.Kapsalis)

The work of Anti-poison canine teams depends a lot on the communication with local people who can provide us with crucial information about poison incidents. In order to act more efficiently, it is very crucial to build a network of possible informants. The WWF team tries to collaborate with and involve in the fight against poison baits many stakeholders and citizens. WWF people have already presented their work to forest services, management bodies of protected areas, police, shepherds and hunters of two prefectures, Evros and Rodopi. During the spring 2017, there were meetings with three hunting clubs of Komotini, Alexandroupoli and Sapes where more than 200 hunters were informed about the Anti-poison team work that benefits not only the wildlife. During the four years of working, the most recent "victims" of poisoning were either shepherd or hunting dogs. As fast as the Anti-poison team is informed about a poison incident and clear the area from the dangerous "mines of countryside" less animals, wild and domestic might be poisoned.
In addition, recently the "patrolling" area has been enlarged after a big poison incident in a village called Livaditis, Xanthi Prefecture. The Anti-poison team helped to detect and remove poison baits and animals in collaboration with the Forest Service of Stavroupoli and Management Body of Rodopi Mountain Range. The great cooperation resulted in organizing a workshop about poisoning issue confrontation where many local stakeholders as forest services, management bodies and hunting clubs were invited.

Media coverage of presentation in Alexandroupolis (WWF/L.Kapsalis)
Collaboration with Management Body of Rodopi and Stavroupolis Forest Service (Management Body of Rodopi)
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