Anti-Poaching Unit Training on How to Care for an Injured Wild Bird
Activists from the Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) – affiliated with the Middle East Sustainable Hunting Center (MESHC) and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), in partnership with CABS – the Committee Against Bird Slaughter conducted their first training course on how to care for an injured wild bird.
The Activists were trained by the veterinarian Dr. Abdo Kallasi, APU’s consultant, at the private hospital Le Veto in Jounieh. Dr. Kallasi explained how to catch the bird without harming it, what kind of injuries it can be saved from, and the best way to put it in a cage without moving in order to deliver it in the best condition to the clinic, and also how to inject the bird with a serum needle to save it, as well as other skills.
The team trained by Kallasi will soon train groups of responsible hunters in all regions of Lebanon on how to rescue migratory birds that are being targeted by poachers during the migration season.
It is important to note that this project was started with the support of the global Green Grants Fund (GGF)and the EV New Life project.