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Illegal poisoning of wild animals – the theme of an international workshop that will be held in Novi Varoš the following days, organized by the Foundation for the Protection of Forestry in Switzerland, the Society for the Protection and Study of Birds of Serbia, the Birds of Prey Protection Foundation from Belgrade, the Institute for Nature Protection of Serbia and Reserve Uvac doo from Nova Varos.
The “Balkan anti-poisoning project”, in which the event is organized, aims to make all participating countries a strategy to combat the poisoning of leaf-nurses and other animals, organizers said in a statement on the conservation of bird species.
The birds of prey that experts place in the group of the most vulnerable birds in the world, and their populations are endangered everywhere and are generally reduced by poisoning. Vultures are valuable natural biological wastewater purifiers that prevent the spread of many infections by their diet, some of which are lethal and for humans. In addition to the sanitary role, these birds are deeply embedded in the folklore and culture of the peoples of the Balkans, and in recent years they have become a great motive for the development of sustainable and ecological tourism.
The survival of vultures in the Balkans and in Europe to Nova Varos will lead representatives of professional organizations and state institutions from across the region. Experts from Greece, Albania, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Spain and Serbia will offer solutions to prevent the poisoning of leaflers and their return to former habitats.