Refresher Course on Chemical Immobilization, Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation for Eastern Region

A two-day refresher course on chemical immobilization, wildlife rescue and rehabilitation is under way for the eastern region at Druk Zhonggar Hotel, Mongar on 27 December 2021. The refresher course is attended by 18 focal officials for animal rescue from the eastern dzongkhags of Mongar, Tashigang, Pemagatshel, Tashiyangtse, Lhuntse, as well as from the Bomdelling Wildlife Sanctuary and Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary. The course has both theoretical and practical sessions on animal health and rescue, animal handling and safety, wildlife restraint, chemical immobilization and a series of talks and discussions to share their experiences in the fields. Adequate hand-on training on safety measures of drug and tranquilizing preparation and handling were also covered.

The course is organized by the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research in close collaboration with the Nature Conservation Division of the Department of Forests and Park Services with financial assistance from the Bhutan for Life. The training concludes on 28 December 2021 while a series of similar trainings will be organized for Central, Western, Southern regions as well.

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