On 24 November, a Vulture Workshop was held at Sossusvlei Lodge. The workshop was organised by the Greater Sossusvlei-Namib Landscape Association (GSNL), in response to a vulture poisoning incident in October 2017 where several lapped-faced vultures were poisoned by a local livestock farmer.
This incident highlighted the fact that training was needed for local managers in order to collect samples from poisoned birds, collect evidence from a crime scene, initiate the appropriate law-enforcement response, safely rehabilitate a poison site and assist with the rehabilitation of surviving birds.
Together with Liz Komen, of NARREC, we arranged an emergency workshop to educate and inform members of the landscape.
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