French researchers tackle challenges facing wildlife in the Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is one of the most iconic and well-preserved protected areas in southern Africa. The FAO, in collaboration with Ferran Jori, veterinarian and CIRAD researcher based at the University of Pretoria’s Mammal Research Institute and the competent veterinarians in Botswana, have organized the capture of more than one hundred African buffalo in order to detect among them the presence of diseases, such as bovine tuberculosis, brucellosis, foot and mouth disease or Rift Valley fever. These diseases are of particular economic and medical importance to wildlife, as well as livestock and the surrounding rural communities.

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publie le 03/02/2011

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