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Free-roaming dogs in Nepal

It was 5:30 am and I was already sweating when I stepped out of my wooden sleeping hut and into the steamy dawn at Nepal’s Chitwan National Park.  It was already 85°F but would reach 105°F before noon. I was up before the sun to complete my summer intern research project - a census of free-roaming domestic dogs in the park’s buffer zone....
Vulture flying close to the ground


Cornell's Dr. Martin Gilbert was interviewed for a Youth Geographic Association podcast about his journey into vulture conservation and ecology in Asia and Africa alongside his revolutionary research that tackled vulture population declines to help promote their recovery.
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.
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....
White-headed Vulture by Hans Jurgen-Mager (mKElVrmjoFM-unsplash) shown perched in a tree.


With the help of Dr. Martin Gilbert, Cornell veterinary student Christel-Remy Kuck, DVM '24, lends a hand to struggling vulture populations at VulPro, South Africa through Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine's Expanding Horizons International Education Program.
Indian leopard sitting in a tree


Welcome to the Living with Leopards Project student intern blog. Join us as we explore the implications of human-leopard conflict in the Himalayan foothills, reporting from Chitwan National Park, Nepal. 
Head veterinarian, Dr. Ana Bastos, and veterinary intern, Sarah Abdelmessih with the cheetah cubs after their vaccinations.

This past summer, with support from Cornell’s Expanding Horizons Program, I had the opportunity to work with the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Otjiwarongo, Namibia as a veterinary extern....
Dhole tracks with measuring tape by Martin Gilbert

Our Wild Carnivore Health Specialist Dr. Martin Gilbert was awarded a seed grant from the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies to tackle issues related to the health of endangered wild dogs (dholes).
A tiger shown walking along the forest edge.

In the past century, the global tiger population has dwindled from over 100,000 to fewer than 4,000 animals. In this literature review led by Cornell, researchers suggest disease surveillance is increasingly important as tiger populations decline and become more vulnerable to disease outbreaks.