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March 13, 2020
Growing evidence suggests that multiple wildlife species can be infected with peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV), with important consequences for the potential maintenance of PPRV in communities of susceptible hosts, and the threat that PPRV may pose to the conservation of wildlife populations and resilience of ecosystems.
March 09, 2020
At a critical time for the future of life on Earth, The College of Veterinary Medicine announces the establishment of the Cornell Wildlife Health Center. The new center focuses on catalyzing multidisciplinary collaboration to address wildlife health challenges worldwide, while immersing students in unique learning experiences at home and abroad.
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December 13, 2019
Translocation of wildlife as a means of reintroducing or reinforcing threatened populations is an important conservation tool but carries health risks for the translocated animals and their progeny, as well as wildlife, domestic animals and humans in the release area.
November 18, 2019
Congratulations to Shashank Poudel on receiving the Pat J. Miller Scholarship from the Wildlife Conservation Network! As a Cornell PhD student, Shashank aims to implement community-based interventions to reduce human-leopard conflict in Nepal.
May 31, 2019
Cornell Wildlife Health Center team members recently received two Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future grants. Dr. Martin Gilbert and colleagues and will be exploring the effects of human-leopard interaction on food security and public health in Nepal, and Dr. Krysten Schuler and team will test an awareness campaign that promotes non-lead ammunition to reduce the threat of lead toxicity to people and ecosystems.
March 18, 2019
Cornell scientists discovered that a young dog imported from South Korea into Canada brought along a dangerous hitchhiker: the Asia-1 strain of canine distemper virus, which had never before been reported in North America. If the virus comes into contact with wildlife, it may take a serious toll on wild carnivore populations.
December 13, 2018
Over 30 Asiatic lions have died from what appears to be infection with canine distemper virus in India’s Gir National Park, alarming conservationists around the globe.
December 03, 2018 by Martin Gilbert
While sitting in a café contemplating the surrounding forested hills, it struck me that there is something unique about the city of Thimphu in Bhutan....
November 09, 2018
Now more than ever, animal and human health issues require solutions that span oceans and borders - and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is hard at work. Read about the impacts our faculty and staff, students, and alumni are having around the globe.