Demonstration of the two new Antipoison Dog Units of the LIFE Bonelli EastMed Project
Two new Antipoison Dog Units, were presented in public on Thursday, 12th of December 2019. These units have been established in the framework of the LIFE Bonelli EastMed Project and will act in Crete and Rhodes under the supervision of the University of Crete-Natural History Museum of Crete (UoC-NHMC) and the 1st Hunting Federation of Crete & Dodecanese.
One main aim of the Antipoison Dog Units, is to inform the local communities on the implementation of this important action on the island of Crete. This will help the prevention of poisoning incidents in the Bonelli’s eagles’ areas and will assist relevant authorities in dealing with the serious problem of illegal use of poison baits.
During the demonstration, the two new sniffer dogs "Chica" and "Paca", along with their handlers Mrs. Christina Diakidi and Mr. George Chorafas respectively and their trainer Mr. Jesus Lopez, presented the operation of the Antipoison Dog Unit in the field.