By Tom Mills
The Orangutan Conservancy is pleased to announce that this year’s annual OC/OVAG Veterinary Workshop will be held from June 24-28 in Bogor, Indonesia. The muti-day workshop will bring together dozens of Indonesian-based wildlife healthcare workers for information sharing, presentations, practical demonstrations and roundtable discussions. The veterinarians in attendance form friendships and alliances that strengthen the orangutan conservation community as a whole.
With only 40,000 orangutans left in the wild and rehabilitation centers stretched thin to protect the nearly 2,000 in their care, the need for wildlife healthcare workers to join forces and share their expertise is needed now more than ever. Started in 2009, this annual summer event provides a place for the veterinarians to do just that.
This is the fifth OC/OVAG workshop in as many years and is funded and staged by the Orangutan Conservancy. Our in-country hosts for 2013 are the Indonesia Vet association (IVMA) and Asliqewan – the IVMA vets who work with wildlife.
More details about this year’s schedule will follow in the next few weeks. To read more about the annual workshop please click on our OC/OVAG page.
Please help support this important endeavor by visiting our How To Help page.