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Protecting Ecosystems Benefits Everyone

We’ve been providing veterinary expertise to conservation projects around the world since 2004.

Over those last two decades, it has become increasingly recognised that healthy ecosystems naturally regulate disease, and that biodiversity loss unbalances them. Meanwhile, humans are continuing to encroach more and more on the habitat of other species, eroding the barrier between wildlife, domestic animals and people and creating opportunities for disease to spill over between species that would not normally come into contact with one another. As a result, the proportion of human diseases originating in other animals has increased substantially in recent decades and is now 75%. Protecting biodiversity and saving keystone species - like vultures, tigers and elephants - can protect the health of other wildlife, and also that of humans. 

There is much good work being done by many amazing people around the world to mitigate emerging disease risks. By helping build in-country wildlife medicine capacity, and promoting aOne Health approach to disease surveillance and mitigation, the work of WVI is a small but vital piece of the bigger conservation puzzle.

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We train vets and wildlife professionals working with endangered species to give them the skills and knowledge they need to save sick and injured individuals. We make sure they know how and when animals can be safely returned to the wild to play their part in the survival of their species and maintenance of a healthy ecosystem. We help conservation projects understand any disease threats to the species they are working with, and how to test for and mitigate them. 

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