With broad experience with African, Middle Eastern and Asian
wildlife, Dr. Flamand has worked as a wildlife veterinarian in
South Africa in the Kruger National Park and on the Natal Parks
Board. He was Director of both the National Wildlife Research
Centre (TAIF) and King Khalid Wildlife Research Centre, Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia. Dr. Flamand was Veterinary Adviser to the Dept.
of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation in Royal Chitwan
National Park, Nepal.
His interests and the majority of his life’s work entails: wild animal
captures; wild animals’ adaptation to captivity, holding, transportation;
reintroductions and parasitism of game species, together with the interaction
and the disease implications of game animals mixing with domestic stock. Game
ranching and wildlife veterinary ecology are also areas of interest. The genetics
of small populations and the implications thereof, especially in the rhinoceros
and lion, have been major subjects of his study. In Saudi Arabia, Dr. Flamand
developed a protocol for the eradication of tuberculosis in a captive breeding
herd of Arabian oryx held at TAIF, the first such attempt in a wild ungulate
anywhere in the world. His most recent posting in Chitwan was to establish a
veterinary programme designed to address the veterinary concerns of both the
wildlife and surrounding domestic livestock.