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Veterinary services department is responsible for:

  • Coordination of research on wildlife disease and their impact on human livelihoods, wildlife itself, and livestock
  • Implementation of wildlife capture and translocation programs with the aim of
    • Reintroducing populations into national parks
    • Enhancing the conservation status of rare and threatened species
    • Controlling over-abundant wildlife populations to avert the threats of habitat degradation and loss of biodiversity
    • Generating revenue for SANParks through wildlife sales
    • Enhancing breeding projects involving valuable and rare species.
  • Building capacity in the veterinary and wildlife capture fields, particularly in persons from historically disadvantaged population groups.

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