Wildlife Vets International

Veterinary Training Helps Save Endangered Species

Little wildlife medicine is taught in countries with high endemic biodiversity. Populations are becoming smaller, further apart and closer to humans and less resistant to disease outbreaks. WVI aims to train and support field staff and vets in disease surveillance, analysis and mitigation measures

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Situation

An outbreak of a disease with a 50% mortality rate in the remaining population of 75 Amur leopards would reduce the population to near unviable levels; greatly increasing the possibility of extinction. The threat increases as populations are reduced through poaching and habitat destruction. To date, few conservation organisations and government departs have the expertise to carry out disease surveillance, diagnostic laboratories nor to interpret the results and advise mitigation strategies.

Solution

WVI provides expertise to - run workshops - produce bespoke manuals - provide on the job training for vets and field staff - Provide continuous support via the web Topics include immobilising conflict tigers , taking samples from a wild Amur leopard,African painted dog, or swabs from a Round Island boa, reducing disease transmission when supplement feeding Mauritius pink pigeons, fixing the wing on a critically endangered Indian white-backed vulture and how to x-ray rescued Hawksbill turtl