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Participation to the Elephant Workshop, Sosto Zoo, Hungary, 25-27 Aug 2014

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Participation to the Elephant Workshop, Sosto Zoo, Hungary, 25-27 Aug 2014

On August 25th, Dr. Bertrand Bouchard and Josée Castonguay-Vanier from ElefantAsia participated in a 3-day workshop on elephant health and management held at Sosto Zoo in Hungary.

They were both invited to give a lecture on the current situation of elephant conservation in Laos to the audience, a mix of veterinarians, zoologist and elephant keepers from all over the world. Their presentation, entitled "Dugs, Sex and Politics: how to fight against elephant extinction in Laos?" explained the work of ElefantAsia and the current issues that threaten the elephant populations in Laos. 

This lecture drew interest from many participants, who gave many advises and could collaborate with our organization in the future.

Apart from oral presentations by elephant experts, the workshop offered the opportunity to participate in several practical sessions on elephant training, ultra-sound examination and foot care.

After this workshop, Bertrand and Josée visited their colleagues at the Budapest Zoo which is located in the very heart of the gorgeous capital city. They were able to exchange experience about elephant care and training, but also to discuss potential future collaborations.

 
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