Vet Med Workshop in the Gobi

One of the many tasks of the rangers in the Great Gobi B Strictly Protected Area is wildlife monitoring. This also includes the recording of dead wildlife. Last week a training of the staff took place to sensitize them to wildlife diseases and mortalities, and in the worst case scenario to animal epidemics. Within the framework of the workshop, topics such as zoonotic diseases, postmortem examinations, and the collection of (tissue) samples were discussed. However, the focus was on the documentation and registration of dead wildlife, for which a short field trip also took place. This training was intended to better understand the cause of deaths in wildlife, to promptly detect circulating diseases, and control its spread with prophylactic measures.