On the 17 May in Skopje, the Macedonian Ecological Society (MES) in cooperation with the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) organised an international workshop to initiate the development of an action plan against wildlife poisoning.

The aim of the meeting was to prepare a national scheme to address wildlife poisoning incidents in line with the domestic legislation by involving competent institutions. The meeting provided the opportunity to exchange experience with experts from Spain, thereby discussing priorities and drawbacks. Meeting’s remaining part defined recommendations for the upcoming development of an action plan against wildlife poisoning.

The preparation of an action plan against wildlife poisoning is a component of the Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project (BAPP) implemented in Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Greece. MES’s project involvement is in the capacity of a partner organisation from Macedonia.

The workshop was attended by domestic experts from the State Environmental Inspectorate, Faculty of Security, MoI’s Forensic Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Food and Veterinary Agency, Veterinary Centre, and also by international experts from Bulgaria, Serbia and Spain.

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