A ten pages brochure describes how the LIFE PLUTO project enabled to create a system for preventing and tackling the illegal use of poison which is contributing to the protection of biodiversity, especially of those species which have an unfavourable conservation status.

The LIFE PLUTO project enabled to develop a system which can detect the illegal use of poison, prevent it, manage the poisoning cases in an appropriate manner and mitigate the impact of poison on wildlife.

The final conference of the LIFE PLUTO project "Wildlife poisoning - Measures to tackle the illegal use of poison and mitigate its impact on European wildlife" will take place online (in Italian and English) on the 25th of november 2020, 10-12,30.

On 25 November 2020, between 10.00am and 12.30pm, the congress “Wildlife poisoning – Measures to tackle the illegal use of poison and mitigate its impact on European wildlife” will take place in streaming mode. The event will be attended by experts working on the issue of poison use in many European and African areas.

The UCA (Anti-poison Dog Unit) of the LIFE PLUTO project, based in Frosolone (IS), carried out many inspections in Basilicata, in the Murgia Materana Regional Park, in the days before the release of four young Egyptian vultures born in captivity.

There were 881 precautionary and 400 urgent inspections that the six Anti-Poison Dog Units within the LIFE PLUTO Project have carried out since the beginning of their activity, which took place in July 2016 and at the end of 2019.

The Egyptian vulture, a small endangered buzzard, is a species very vulnerable to the use of poison. To reduce what represents one of the most serious threats to its conservation, the Carabinieri Command Unit for Forest, Environmental and Agri-Food (CUFAA) and the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) have signed an agreement as part of the Egyptian vulture LIFE Project.

A team of researchers from Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia monitored the red kite “Ornitela 191”. Born in Austria in 2019, in autumn the animal moved to southern Italy to winter.

Monday, 30 December 2019 09:26

CUFA Anti-Poison Dog Units meet in Tuscany

From 2 to 6 December 2019, an important meeting was held in the Marsiliana Nature Reserve (GR) to update and prepare all 11 Anti-Poison Dog Units of Comando Unità per la Tutela Forestale, Ambientale e Agroalimentare Carabinieri (CUFA, Carabinieri Command Unit for Forest, Environmental and Agri-Food Protection) operating in Italy.

The National Reference Centre for Forensic Veterinary Medicine of the Lazio and Tuscany Zoo prophylactic Institute has set up an important tool for the knowledge, prevention and repression of animal poisoning.

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