The Malilangwe Course on Chemical and Physical Restraint of African Wildlife
This course is conducted in Zimbabwe annually. It is organized and coordinated by the Zimbabwe Wildlife Veterinary Trust (ZWVT) in conjunction with the Government Veterinary Services (GVS) Wildlife Unit and other partners. The course originated in Zimbabwe over 30 years ago, when the GVS was asked to assist in the training of National Parks personnel in safe wild animal capture. For the past 13 years, this intensive program, over a 10 day period, has been conducted in the Malilangwe Wildlife Estate near to Gona-Re-Zhou National Park in the south-east lowveld of Zimbabwe. This course has educated wildlife health and management professionals from all over the world in the science and art of chemical and physical restraint of wild animals. Participants obtain a wealth of both theoretical and practical experience, and hands on training.