The Ministry of agriculture and food, together with Foundation for the Protection of Community Dogs – Romania, Sofia Municipality and Animal Rescue Sofia organized a seminar on the subject of Implementation of sustainable practices of solving the dog overpopulation problem in Bulgaria. The seminar was held on 19 – 20 October 2010 in Sofia.

Guest-lecturers Mr. Robert Smith from the UK and Mrs. Nathalie Klinge from the Netherlands are both world-renown experts on the Catch-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return policy. Among the other lecturers were experts from Animal Rescue Sofia – Stanislava Stancheva, Murat Bechan – FPCC Turkey, Vier Pfoten – Bulgaria – D-r Marina Ivanova, and the Deutsch-Bulgarischen Strasentier-Nothilfe – Ziba Chakarian, etc…

Stella Raycheva, Stanislava Stancheva, Robert Smith, Nadia Stancheva, Nathalie Klinge

The participants of the seminar were mainly ecology experts, representatives of municipalities and NGOs from all over Bulgaria – the goal was to give them a better knowledge and clearer view on the TNR method and it’s advantages, as well as shared experience from the FPCC’s many successful projects in Turkey and Romania.

We are very happy to have been part of this event, we beleive it is the start of a positive and nation-wide reinforcement of the CNVR (or TNR) method in Bulgaria, the latter being the most sustainable solution to the stray dogs population problem. Participating municipalities and veterinary officials got many new ideas of how a well-managed CNVR should be run, what are the basic compponents of a successful campaign, what are the costs, the risks, the pitfalls. The participants also had a chance to gain a better understanding on the use of Public-Private partnerships and the importance of the coordinated synergy of effort, why only a nation-wide CNVR will be successfull, why it is useless to invest in shelters in the current situation that we are experiencing in Bulgaria.

SEE SOME OF THE LECTURES HERE ON VIDEO – – – – – PRESS-RELEASE AVAILABLE IN BULGARIAN ONLY

Photos by Nadejda Stamenova, MoiaZona.org:

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IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE PRACTICE OF SOLVING THE DOG OVERPOPULATION PROBLEM IN BULGARIA

22 October 2010 | News

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