Annette Hubschle appointed to the National Wildlife Poisoning Prevention Working Group (NWPPWG)
Dr Annette Hubschle, a senior researcher, with the Global Risk Governance programme, Law Faculty, University of Cape Town, has been appointed to the National Wildlife Poisoning Prevention Working Group (NWPPWG).
The main objectives of the National Wildlife Poisoning Prevention Working Group (NWPPWG) are to:
- Implement a National Wildlife Poisoning Prevention Strategy in agreement with the international strategy;
- Review the causes and consequences of poisoning of wildlife and recommend appropriate actions and mitigation measures to address the problem.
- Establish sub-working groups to look at aspects of poisoning in a bid to assist with improving the understanding of poisoning issues.
- Monitor and report the occurrence, responses and enforcement of infractions.
- Coordinate national efforts towards combating poisoning of wildlife
- Identify research needs that will improve our understanding of the drivers, impacts and the necessary interventions to combat poisoning of wildlife
- Study regional and transnational aspects of the problem and propose remedial measures
- Understand the sources of poisons and toxic pesticides and propose measures to disrupt illegal sources and regulate loopholes that allow the misuse of legal sources
- To enhance advocacy and awareness-raising on the impacts of wildlife poisoning