A vet travels the world to treat wildlife!

Dr. Meriem Flih has already traveled around thirty countries to help care centers and reserves dedicated to wildlife. From now on, it wants to identify these different structures in order to promote their accessibility to the public at a global level. 30millionsdamis.fr collected his trusts.

A world tour … to save wildlife in distress! This is the successful bet from Meriem Flih, a veterinarian who for 15 months put his skills and experience to support the teams – veterinarians, volunteers… – of health centers and reserves spread across the four corners of the planet.

Elephants, sloths, turtles, monkeys …

If all the structures are driven by a common goal – to protect wildlife – the human, material and economic means vary from one place to another. ” I spent two months in a center in the middle of the Amazon rainforest in Peru; we had no electricity or telephoneremembers Meriem (The word about photography). The comfort is clearly not the same as in a center in New Zealand equipped with a scanner !

Lazy animals are among the thousands of animals treated by Dr. Flih! © DR

In total, Meriem has contributed to about fifteen structures around the world and cared for thousands of animals belonging to different and varied species: elephants, sloths, turtles, but also baboons and crab-eating macaques … ” Each encounter is different and each animal leaves its markis moved by this lover of nature. There are those you can not save, those who have been deprived of their liberty as a result of poaching, those who find themselves orphaned, or those who have physical or mental consequences. after their interaction with humans “.

In Costa Rica, Meriem rescued eighteen turtles seized by local authorities after being captured by poachers for their meat. ” They ended up at the health center with harpoon wounds that pierced their shells and caused damage to internal organscriticizes Dr. Flih. Some had not had time to lay their eggs yet and ended up doing it in our ponds, it was heartbreaking “. Seventeen of those who were treated for several months were able to return to their natural environment, the last one has unfortunately succumbed to his injuries. A few weeks later, the baby turtles that had just hatched were in able to reach the sea in a protected area.

In Costa Rica, Meriem treated 18 poached turtles. © DR

At the end of December 2021, Meriem went to the “De Zonnegloed” reserve in Belgium to help the veterinarian carry out routine medical examinations. While investigating one of the Maras (South American rodents, editor’s note) from the reserve the vet realizes that the animal is baptized, after its microchip … “Sana”. From the same name as his project, which means “greatness” in Arabic! ” She was perfectly healthy (she’s a Sana after all!)pleases Meriem. I take this as a sign: 2022 will be our year! »

For in 2021, the veterinarian created “SANA, The Wildlife Network”: an initiative in the service of biodiversity, thanks to the highlighting of care centers around the world.

An online platform for identifying health centers and shrines around the world

First step: The establishment of an online platform that would show all health centers and shrines spread all over the world. The goal is more.

This is so that everyone can easily find a care center, no matter where they are. ” There are thousands of structures around the world that rescue, care for and rehabilitate wildlife day and night. However, they are difficult to find and remain very little known: the largest of them emerge fairly quickly when searching the Internet, but there is no database to find them all.apologizes to the vet. But in most cases, animals are found by individuals who then find themselves helpless in the face of the opacity of the current system: they do not know where to turn to find out how to act when faced with a game. animals in need. “.

At Dr. Flih are hedgehogs in good hands to regain energy! © DR

Raise awareness of wildlife protection and knowledge sharing

By emphasizing the essential role that these structures play in the conservation of wildlife, the website hopes to make the public aware of this cause in order to encourage them to get involved. ” These structures, often associative, need visibility to collect donations, make themselves known to potential volunteers, and welcome animals in need of care.betror Meriem. We want to inspire people to become nature lovers “.

Finally, SANA, as an international network, will connect wildlife specialists to enable them to exchange experiences and skills. ” A private section of our website will allow them to share their knowledge and expertise, increasing the quality of animal care “says Meriem. So far, the vet is joining the team at a large health center near London … The foxes, badgers and birds of prey will be in good hands!

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