Wildlife Health

Recent outbreaks of swine and avian influenza, ebola and west nile virus remind us that humans and wildlife are intimately connected all over the world. We share habitats as well as food sources; we can even share similar biology and vulnerability to the same diseases. Human welfare is based on other species welfare, in our backyards, at the zoo, in the markets, in the forest, or in the sky, wildlife is closer than it seems.

WCS Wildlife Health Program strives to maintain healthy every aspect of human wildlife relations through wildlife health control, medical attention, research in zoos and in the field, and collaborating with communities, scientists and politicians all over the world.