Ensuring the health of wildlife, improving the health of people, domestic animals and the environment.
Wildlife populations and ecosystems are essential for human health and wellbeing. However, human activities expose wildlife populations to disease, resulting in population declines and species extinctions. They also expose people and domestic animals to disease from wildlife hosts with serious implications for human health and livelihoods. This interconnection between people, animals, plants forms the basis of our approach.
Understanding bats and disease
Bats make up 22% of all mammals, and their unique immune response which enables them to remain healthy despite carrying viruses that would cause serious disease in people and other mammals.
Wildlife Disease Risk Analysis and Health Surveillance
Our DRAHS team provides essential wildlife health checks for conservation projects.
We’ve established the Badger Vaccination Project to research the impact of TB vaccination among badgers on rates of infection within wild populations.
UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP)
The Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP) coordinates the investigation of all cetaceans, marine turtles and basking sharks that strand around the UK coastline.
Tsaobis Baboon Project
The aim of the Tsaobis Baboon Project is to carry out fundamental research in behavioural and population ecology using desert baboons as a model system.
Garden Wildlife Health
Through this collaborative project, Garden Wildlife Health is safeguarding the health of British wildlife.
Mountain chicken frog conservation
Creating routes to recovery through cutting-edge scientific research and breeding at London Zoo.
Red kite conservation
We are protecting red kites to ensure their numbers never crash again, by providing expert health surveillance and supporting reintroductions.
Analysing disease risks during sand lizard translocations
The sand lizard has disappeared over much of its former range in the UK. Habitat loss and fragmentation are cited as the main factors in the species decline.
How this tiny bird is helping reframe wildlife conservation translocation programmes globally.
Echo parakeet management programme
The echo parakeet was listed as Critically Endangered in the 1980s.
Innovative technology and community engagement work - a project seeking to protect and save this threatened native UK species.