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ACTION A.3: Strategy against the use of poison in Italy

The action aims to develop a strategy which is going to be the first and only point of reference for counteracting the illegal use of poison in Italy. The document must:

  • contain a cognitive section that collects as much information as possible about the current situation in Italy about the illegal use of poison, through the involvement of interested parties (vets, Italian State Forestry Corps, public bodies, associations, etc.);
  • propose appropriate measures to investigate the extent of the phenomenon and the type of poison used, also defining a protocol to be implemented for diagnostic investigations (pathological and clinical) on samples/corpses. This will also involve an analysis of the strategies and measures taken abroad, which can then be calibrated and adapted to the Italian context;
  • indicate appropriate preventive measures, such as proposals to control the sale of products used in the preparation of poisoned baits;
  • suggest measures to make the repression of the crime more certain;
  • identify and contact the various parties involved in the phenomenon to stimulate their involvement in the drafting of the Strategy;
  • develop a targeted communication strategy based on the different subjects that possibly use poison in Italy (for example, farmers from certain areas, boar hunters in other ones, truffles harvesters etc.).

The action plans that an initial workshop in the Gran Sasso National Park will be achieved, where managing bodies of other parks and protected areas will be invited. Also the institutions involved in wildlife conservation in the areas where cases of poisoning are recorded and/or there are species that risk poisoning, will be invited at the workshop. The workshop will help identify the problems in the different local areas in Italy, collect the proposals from the various institutions for the drafting of the Strategy and finally encourage the involvement of many subjects in the drafting of the Strategy and in the fight against the use of poison at the national level. The workshop will be achieved by December 31, 2009. The conclusion of the action is expected by December 2010, from that date, the Strategy against the use of poison will be released at the national level through the actions D.2, D.3 and D.6 of the project.

Finding of a poisoned mouthful by a dog from the Andalusian dog units.

 

A scene from the workshop "Strategy against the use of poison in Italy", Pietro di Isola del Gran Sasso, December 11, 2009.

 

A scene from the workshop "Strategy against the use of poison in Italy", Pietro di Isola del Gran Sasso, December 11, 2009.

Carried out activities

Workshop “Strategy against the use of poison in Italy”

On December 11, 2009, the workshop on “Strategy against the use of poison in Italy” was held at the Centro per le Acque di S. Pietro di Isola del Gran Sasso (TE).

 

For more information about the event, see the news.

The papers presented at the workshop can be downloaded from Documents page.