On the Lao side, the strategic research project is focused on investigating wildlife markets as hotspots for zoonotic disease transmission.
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From the 16th January until the 30th April 2017, LACANET One Health Project’s researchers are back to the fields in Cambodia, for what is going to be the last field season of the land-use change study.
Every year, WCS selects between six and eight Cambodian students or freshly graduated scientists to take part in the LACANET project’s wet and/or dry season field studies and receive training in field collection techniques.
From 18th January until 29th April 2016, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s and the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge’s teams are going back to the sites that were studied throughout the 2015 rainy season, with the aim of comparing seasonal pathogen dynamics within study sites.
Researchers and staff from WCS and IPC have studied a total of 5 sites, located in Preah Vihear, Kompong Thom and Mondulkiri provinces, during what has constituted the 2015 rainy season field studies and spanned from 20th April until 18th September 2015.
On 17th February 2015, WCS and IPC co-organized a rodent sampling workshop, at Phnom Tamao Zoo
On 18th February 2014, the One Health LACANET project held a communication workshop in Phnom Penh.
The 2014 LACANET annual partners meeting took place at the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge on 16th February 2014.
The first LACANET field trial took place in Kompong Thom province from 20th to 24th April 2015.