Areas in the Balkans where wildlife poisoning is a frequent and common problem
In the Balkans, there are several locations where poisoning incidents most frequently occur — these are known as poisoning hotspots. The Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project already defined key vulture and wildlife poisoning hotspots in Balkan countries, and the BalkanDetox LIFE project will further try to identify new hotspots to direct conservation efforts
Balkan Map Hotspots
The BalkanDetox LIFE project team will further collect and analyse existing data, conduct more investigations and intensively keep a vigilant eye out for any poisoning incidents to potentially define new poisoning hotspots, drivers and stakeholders involved in this illegal practice. The project also aims to establish a regional database to record, store and update information regarding vulture and other wildlife poisoning incidents, helping conduct adequate spatial analysis, determine the scope and severity of poisoning and define poisoning hotspots in each country to subsequently direct conservation actions where they are most needed.