The Webinar Vet is calling all vets to take part in the Gorilla Challenge to earn CPD points and help raise money for Uganda’s endangered gorillas at the same time.
The Gorilla Challenge is a social media campaign and part of the International Webinar Vet Virtual Congress 2015.
The company will be forwarding 10% of all delegate fees to help Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), an organisation dedicated to the coexistence of endangered mountain gorillas, other wildlife, humans and livestock in Africa.
Webinar Vet founder Anthony Chadwick said: “I was fortunate to have the chance to see these magnificent creatures 10 years ago.
“There are many people involved with this long-term project led by CTPH founder, veterinarian Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, and it is an inspiration to us all.”
Ms Kalema-Zikusoka was Uganda’s first woman to be the country’s wildlife veterinary officer and was the star of the BBC documentary, Gladys the African Vet. In 2009 she won the Whitley Gold Award for her conservation work.
“The aim of the Gorilla Challenge is to raise awareness of the work of CTPH, and boost funding for this important work,” said Mr Chadwick.
“The more people that take part the greater the publicity, and the more money we are likely to raise – either from delegates fees or just straight donations.”
The 2015 virtual congress will take place on Saturday January 10, and will provide 24 hours
of high quality veterinary CPD to delegates across the globe.
The packed list of topics includes soft tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging, immune-mediated skin disease, haematology and feline and canine liver disease.