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Title of the project

Follow-up inspection of the rabies vaccination

Description

While Foxes and Raccon Dogs have been hunted or killed in traffic, hunters gather their heads and blood samples and send them to the local veterinary board to contribute to rabies control.

Results

Estonia has been a rabies-free country (since 2014), the project has been hugely successful and the hunters continue to participate every year to make sure that the disease isn't reintroduced to our country from neighbouring countries that still have rabies.

Location

Country Estonia
Level National

Starting date

2005

Habitat Types

Not applicable

Protection status of the areas

Not applicable

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Abundant species, Invasive Alien species,
Species Type Generalist predators
Name(s) of main species Fox (vulpes vulpes), Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides)

Conservation action(s)

Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)

Partners

Leading partners The Estonian Veterinary Board, the European Commission

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

37 000 per year

Publication(s)

http://www.ejs.ee/loppes-sugisene-marutaudivastane-vaktsineerimine/http://www.ejs.ee/eestis-algab-metsloomade-marutaudivaktsiini-kulvamine/

Weblinks

http://www.ejs.ee/tag/marutaud/