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Training course on controlling disease at the wildlife-livestock interface at IAMZ-CIHEAM in November 2018

30 May 2018

A high-level training course on controlling disease at the wildlife-livestock interface organized by IAMZ-CIHEAM and MAPAMA and to be held in Zaragoza (Spain) in November 2018. University of Zaragoza (Spain), Hunting Resources Research Institute, IREC (Spain), Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment (MAPAMA), Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, DEFRA (UK) and the University of Turin (Italy) will contribute by providing scientific support in terms of contents and lecturers.

A one-week training course will be organized at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ-CIHEAM) next November 2018 on different aspects related to controlling disease at the wildlife-livestock interface.

There is a growing recognition of the potential importance of pathogen transmission at the wildlife-livestock interface in the epidemiology of diseases that impact on agriculture, human health and biodiversity. In our rapidly changing world the interface between human and wildlife populations has been profoundly modified by human activity.  Effective management of disease risks at the wildlife-livestock interface should be sustainable, based on sound epidemiological and ecological knowledge, and must balance the requirements for preserving biodiversity, protecting human health and social and economic well-being.

Early this month, a preparatory discussion was held at the facilities of IAMZ-CIHEAM in Zaragoza with the participation of the local organizers and representatives from University of Zaragoza (Spain), Hunting Resources Research Institute, IREC (Spain), Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment (MAPAMA), Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, DEFRA (UK) and the University of Turin (Italy) to prepare the preliminary draft of the program.

More detailed info will be available soon on the website of IAMZ-CIHEAM: http://www.iamz.ciheam.org/