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Disease Risk Analysis - a vital wildlife conservation tool

Application Deadline Friday 18th February

Do you need to know more aboutWildlife Disease Risk Analysis? Should you know more?

This 8 week online course from the Conservation Planning Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature looks like a great opportunity to learn how to put the IUCN DRA Guidelines, which were published in 2014, into practice. Find all the details here: https://bit.ly/3uou7Hp

It’s intended for vets and conservationists working in zoos, aquariums, universities or field programmes, as well as government wildlife agency staff and members of the IUCN SpeciesSurvival Commission Specialist Group.

The potentially devastating impact of emerging disease on threatened wildlife populations has only been fully appreciated in the last few decades.

It might not seem like the most exciting side of wildlife medicine, but every translocation or reintroduction of an endangered species needs to take account of any diseases that might be present at the new location, or that the introduced animals could bring with them. It’s vital to consider all potential consequences for every stake holder involved – humans, domestic animals and wildlife. Facilitating and carrying outDisease Risk Analysis is a hugely important part of what we do at WVI.