Saturday, December 08, 2007

Tsetse spraying environmental monitoring report

Open Billed Stork, courtesy of Hannelore Bendsen

The latest report in HOORC's work on tsetse fly control, Environmental monitoring of May-August 2006 aerial spraying of deltamethrin for tsetse fly eradication in the Kwando-Linyanti and Caprivi region, prepared by HOORC researchers Casper Bonyongo and Dominic Mazvimavi for Botswana's Department of Animal Health and Production has been completed. The report describes findings of monitoring during the work's first two phases -- pre-spraying and spraying. Findings for the recovery monitoring phase will follow. The study found relatively high impact on invertebrates and low impact on birds, fish and people. You can find the report, and its executive summary, in HOORC's Library.

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