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One Health Asia video screenshot showing a tiger.


In this eCornell keynote presentation, Dr. Martin Gilbert, Helen Lee, and Laura Bernert from the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health share their fieldwork experiences in Asia and help illustrate how the health of wildlife and our own health and well-being are inextricably linked.
K. Lisa Yang

A transformational gift from philanthropist and Cornell alumna K. Lisa Yang ’74 will endow and rename the Cornell Wildlife Health Center as the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Cornell staff member Helen Lee in Kyrgyzstan

Helen Lee, assistant director of wildlife health and health policy at the College of Veterinary Medicine, talks about the many different responsibilities of her role and the journey that led her back to Cornell where she feels her work is making a difference for wildlife and conservation.
A Spotted salamander shown on leaves by Christine Bogdanowicz.


Rivaling the wildebeest migration of the Serengeti, the great Ithaca salamander migration is truly a wildlife spectacle! 
Daniel Foley with sheep in the Pamirs by Helen Lee.

At an altitude of 13,000 feet, I’m strangely captivated by the beads of water collected on the ceiling of my thin nylon shelter. An individual drop slowly swells and parts from its neighbors, plummeting down and crashing on the surface of my sleeping bag....
Flying fox bats shown roosting in a tree by Hans-Veth-Er7IsQ7cw-o-unsplash

Experts from the Cornell Wildlife Health Center and the Wildlife Conservation Society have partnered on a new analysis focused on how pandemics can be prevented in the future. One basic solution may lie in a global taboo against harming/disturbing bats and their habitats.
Lesser short-nosed fruit bat

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In this new paper led by Cornell, researchers conclude that a global taboo is needed whereby humanity agrees to leave bats alone, let them have the habitats they need, and live undisturbed by humans to reduce the risk of another pandemic. 
Ana Pantín with sheep in Tajikistan.

I vividly remember the night before I left for Tajikistan; I was nervous, excited, and utterly exhausted. I had just finished wrapping graduation gifts for my roommates and had just about moved everything out of where I was living for the last two years (including my bed)....
Steve Osofsky standing by jeep in Bwabwata National Park

From Ithaca to the plains of southern Africa, the Cornell Wildlife Health Center is working to heal the natural world. Launched in 2020, the center was formed to unite Cornell’s leading wildlife health professionals under a common mission: to repair the fractured relationship between people and nature.
CVM staff and students treating a pelican by Jonathan King

The Cornell Wildlife Health Center has launched a new Student Support Fund for off-campus apprenticeships with free-ranging or captive wildlife, on-campus wildlife research, and student travel to present at professional conferences on wildlife health and conservation.