WG1&2 meeting on poisoning of raptors in Europe

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This meeting was convened at National Museum of Natural History "Grigore Antipa", Bucharest.

This workshop addressed several issues related to investigations of cause of death in raptors by toxic compounds by direct ingestion of poisoned baits or by consumption of carcasses or animals previously intoxicated. These issues included:

  • how approaches to investigations (necropsy, forensic methodologies and analytical methods) vary between countries
  • how legal regulations on wildlife poisoning vary  between countries and how this impacts diagnostic investigations
  • gaps in the knowledge and constraints to the diagnosis of poisonings
  • the potential to form an informal network between participating laboratories, including the aims and functioning of any such network.

An output from the workshop is the strengthening of links between laboratories and countries conducting such investigations which will enhance overall ability to investigate poisoning incidents of raptors in Europe.

Approximately 15 participants attended.

The meeting programme, presentations and report will be posted here shortly.