Bridging the gap: 25 years of capacity building for wildlife health professionals

10 May 2022 18:00 - 19:30

What image comes to mind when you hear the term wildlife health professional? Perhaps a vet, a zookeeper or maybe a conservationist in the field. In truth wildlife health professionals populate all these roles and many more, and over the past twenty-five years ZSL, with partners, has trained over 600 of them. Despite this legacy, the need for highly trained wildlife professionals is more apparent than ever with the prevalence of zoonotic and wildlife diseases being a keen focus in the public sphere these past 18 months. This is especially true in areas of high biodiversity which, in addition to being host to a vast array of species of flora fauna, have also been identified as hotspots for wildlife disease and conflict. These wildlife diseases are relatively unstudied and unchecked, therefore there is an important need for greater expertise in, and greater numbers of, wildlife health professionals to tackle them. This meeting will highlight the diverse set of roles wildlife health professionals trained by the collaborative initiative 'The Wildlife Health Bridge' have gone on to have and showcase the impact these professionals have had on the wider world of wildlife health.


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