24 November 2017
Over the last month the team have travelled 3,500km and undertaken a whole host of activities:
De-snaring: The team receives many calls every month to assist animals caught up in wire snares. The last month was no exception, with an elephant successfully treated in Thuma Forest Reserve, East Malawi, and a further two de-snare in a speedy 24 hour operation with the help of a helicopter. A buffalo calf was also successfully de-snared in Liwonde, helping combat poaching and the illegal bush meat trade.
Collar Removal: After one and a half years of attempts a hyena’s research collar that had become too tight was finally removed! The hyena is reported in good body condition and most likely pregnant again.
Consultations: Dr Amanda Salb is an expert within her field and therefore often required to attend consultations. This month she travelled to Liwonde National Park and Majete Wilderness Reserve to advise on wildlife mortalities.
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