February 01, 2010
In fact, the global population of equids is estimated at 110 million. Of that total, only about 10 million live in developed countries. The rest plow fields or transport goods everywhere from the mountains of Argentina to the deserts of Ethiopia.
In Beijing for the Oct. 28, 2009, launch of the history-making Chinese Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. DeHaven presented a gift from the AVMA at the opening ceremony. As a guest speaker at the inaugural seminar, he shared words of inspiration and a pledge of collaboration.
Human-wildlife conflicts almost always end with animals on the losing side. Nowhere are these confrontations more realized, perhaps, than in Africa, where the continent's diverse menagerie is threatened by poaching, hunting, and habitat loss.