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FAO launches first In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) training in Kenya

The program provides a structured on-the-job training to develop animal health capacity to prevent, detect and respond to potentially zoonotic viral threats at source

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today launched the frontline In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) for the first Kenyan cohort of veterinarians and para-veterinary professionals. In collaboration with the Director of Veterinary Services (DVS), the 25 trainees will be trained for four months, with four…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

WHO steps up action to improve food safety and protect people from disease

New handbook helps countries assess causes, magnitude and distribution of foodborne diseases

Every year 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses are reported.  In 2010, 420 000 people died due to such diseases as salmonella and E.coli infection, a third of them children under five years of age. It is estimated that this figure is increasing year after year, but it is difficult…

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Nuclear Science Utilized to Protect the African Rhino

The project aims to decrease the demand for rhino horn on the international market as well as make the horn more detectable when crossing international borders

On May 13th the innovative anti-poaching “Rhisotope Project” was launched. The project which is based on nuclear science, has the potential to drastically reduce Rhino poaching. The project was initiated by the University of Witwatersrand (WITs) and is being implemented under a global collaboration with the Australian Nuclear Science and…

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AWF and Nature’s Best Photography Announce the Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards Call for Entries

Mkapa Photography Awards Entrants have the opportunity to win cash, prizes, and awards totaling $30,000 USD

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) (www.AWF.org) and Nature’s Best Photography (NBP) have announced the official “Call for Entries” for the the Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards. Competition participants will have through June 18, 2021 to submit photos for consideration by a panel of judges. Professional, Amateur, and Youth (18 and…

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World Bank Provides $375 Million to Boost Efforts Towards Realizing the Full Potential of Pastoralism in the Sahel

Pastoralism is a key driver of growth that provides livelihoods for more than 20 million people in the Sahel

Efforts to improve the productivity and resilience of pastoral production systems in the Sahel get a strong boost with a $375 million new IDA financing, approved by the Board of World Bank’s Executive Directors today, to support the implementation of the second Regional Sahel Pastoralism Support Project, known by its…

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FAO builds stronger veterinary diagnostic laboratories in West and Central Africa

The programme has been implemented in ten countries in West and Central Africa - Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone

National laboratory systems play a crucial role in preventing, detecting and responding to health threats. An integral part of these systems, veterinary diagnostic laboratories are at the centre of veterinary services’ control programmes for transboundary animal diseases (TADs). TADs, including zoonosis, can have major impacts on economies, trade and food security.…

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Rescued Monkeys arrive at Jeunes Animaux Confisqués au Katanga (J.A.C.K.) Sanctuary, a Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) Member

Largest repatriation of trafficked monkeys successful thanks to an international collaborative effort

The Jeunes Animaux Confisqués au Katanga (J.A.C.K.) sanctuary (www.JackSanctuary.org), after months of coordinated international effort, welcomed 20 monkeys to their new home. The monkeys, all native to the Democratic Republic of Congo, were confiscated in September 2020, disrupting a wildlife trafficking operation running between the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.…

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    • Right to Left: Hemanshu Contractor – Technology Category Manager Text Bok Centre; Irene Oduor – Winner to Abadares National Park; Canon Country Manager Kenya – Ms. Valentine Cherotich; Parag Savla – Manager Cameras Africa; Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Director General Brigadier (Rtd) John Waweru
    • Clement Kiragu is a Canon ambassador and award-winning wildlife and commercial photographer whose incredible series of nature images were enhanced by a new love he developed while staying at Amboseli National Park: that of capturing birds in flight - www.Instagram.com/clement.wild/
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Canon creates partnerships to support Wildlife Conservation

Africa’s wildlife is one of the primary economic drivers for job growth on the continent

Africa without elephants or rhinos and a host of other wildlife, fauna and flora. This landscape is Africa’s brand; it is what makes it Africa. If that is not enough of a reason to conserve our wildlife, basic economics should serve as further impetus. After all, Africa’s wildlife is one…

Source: The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) |

Coronavirus in Africa could reverse 30 years of Wildlife conservation gains, harming interconnected communities and livelihoods (By Edwin Tambara)

Growing strains on local economies have led to concerns about food security

By, Edwin Tambara, African Wildlife Foundation (www.AWF.org) For wild animals in Africa on the verge of extinction and the tight knit communities who protect them, COVID-19 is a specter, disrupting a delicate balancing act of survival for both humans and endangered species. African officials and conservation experts from Kenya, Uganda…

Source: PETA |

Ramaphosa is selling off South Africa’s iconic wildlife – and it needs to stop (By Jason Baker)

At his Phala Phala game-breeding operation, Ramaphosa breeds and sells animals to be gunned down by tourists who have more money than morals

By Jason Baker Should the president of South Africa be trading in protected species and pocketing huge sums of money from their deaths? PETA (www.PETA.org) released an undercover investigation (https://bit.ly/3oBOk6q) exposing Cyril Ramaphosa’s carefully concealed – but extensive – trophy hunting interests. At his Phala Phala game-breeding operation, Ramaphosa breeds…