Meet Ricko Jaya, an OVAG Veterinarian

Ricko Jaya, one of our OVAG veterinarians has just returned from a course held by The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and The University of Edinburgh which was held in India. The course was designed to enhance and develop skills in human, livestock, wildlife conflict management, translocation techniques, disease outbreak investigation, and forensic investigation and to monitor of the health of declining species. Ricko’s main objective was to improve best practice intervention methods at the human-wildlife interface that he would be able to implement at his job with The Human Orangutan Conflict Response Unit at the Orangutan Information Centre. This course also taught a comprehensive understanding of best practice of terrestrial wild animal restraint and anesthesia techniques. The course was attended by 24 participants from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Italy, Indonesia and India. Below is Rick presenting! Ricko would like to thank the Orangutan Information Centre in Indonesia, the Fort Worth Children’s Zoo, Indiana in the USA, the Orangutan Conservancy, USA and the Orangutan Veterinary Advisory Group (OVAG) that always wanted Indonesian vets to become more and more and to expand their skills, knowledge and networks.





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