What are we doing with society and students?

  • Document “Proposal for discussion of hunting at national level”. 2019. Authors: Juan Martin Dabezies, José Sciandro, Lorena Rodríguez, Pablo González, Antonio di Candia, Magdalena Chouhy, Leticia Poliak, Faundo Rodríguez, Florencia Abal. Delivered to DINAMA.
  • Dialogue workshops between hunters, nature managers, park rangers, police, rural producers and representatives of animal and conservation NGOs. We did 3 workshops on 2018 where we discused the current hunting and conservation regulations and prepared a document proposal. 
  • Institutional internships: as a result of the work carried out in the project, strong links were created with the managers of the protected area Laguna de Rocha Protected Landscape (National System of Protected Areas) and the Career Commission of the Degree in Environmental Management (CURE, UdelaR ). In this framework, a call for curricular internships was held on the subject of hunting in the protected area. 
  • Participation in national areas of discussion on the subject:
    • Participation in the public discussion event “The future of hunting in Uruguay-Part II”, organized by the National Environment Directorate. Balmoral Hotel, Montevideo. Assistance of about 80 people (full), from conservation groups, nature managers, tour operators (hunting tourism, and hunters).
    • Invited to the national discussion What future for hunting in Uruguay ?, carried out by DINAMA (MVOTMA, Uruguay). Chouhy, M., Rodríguez- Gallego, L., 2017. “Hunting and conservation in Uruguay.” First approximations.
    • Participation as guests in the Conference on Wild Boar, Hunting and Sanitary Vigilance, with the presentation “Hunting in Uruguay today. First results “(2018). Participation in the Maldonado, Cerro Largo, Treinta y Tres and Montevideo / Canelones events. Organized by the MGAP, National Association of Hunters, DINAMA, CNEEI.
  • Specific Courses of Permanent Education and Improvement:
    • Course (20 hs.) “Wild boar hunting: biosecurity, plague and tradition”. Centro Universitario Regional del Este, Universidad de la República, Rocha, Uruguay. September 19 to 21, 2018. Teachers: Dr. Bruno Carpinetti (Professor at the National Arturo Jauretche University, Argentina), Caetano Sordi (Professor at the University of Caxias do Sul, Brazil), Dr. Juan Martin Dabezies (Professor of CURE, Uruguay), Dr. Gustavo Castro (Technician of the Health Programs Department of the General Directorate of Livestock Services of the Ministry of Livestock, Ariculture and Fisheries – Assistant Professor of the Suinos Area of the Faculty of Veterinary, UdelaR, Uruguay), Dr. Martin Altuna (In charge of the Livestock Services Zonal Artigas, Ministry of Livestock, Ariculture and Fisheries, Uruguay), Ing. Agr. Javier Frade (Uruguayan Secretariat of the Wool), Lic. Carlos Prigioni (Intendance of Treinta y Tres), Pablo González (provider of control services of the boar).
    • “Perception, uses and conservation of fauna with emphasis on the hunting of large mammals” (CURE, Rocha, 2017)”
    • An approach to the study of human-animal relations in South America” (Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences, UdelaR, 2017)
    • “Wild boar hunting: biosecurity, plague and tradition” (CURE, Rocha, scheduled for September 2018).