In the News
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.
December 09, 2019
Mongabay interviews the Cornell Wildlife Health Center’s Dr. Steve Osofsky about southern African efforts to lessen reliance on fences to protect livestock from disease, and in the process also allow key wildlife migration routes to be restored.
October 14, 2019
Cornell's Dr. Steve Osofsky details how methods of addressing livestock diseases can sometimes cause significant negative impacts on other sectors - especially wildlife - and calls for more thoughtful and holistic approaches.
September 30, 2019
The Cornell Wildlife Health Center is honored to be featured in Cornell's first Global Grand Challenge - Migrations: Researching, Teaching and Building for a World on the Move, through our One Health partnerships and solutions.
September 20, 2019 by Steve Osofsky
At our recent meeting in Maun, Botswana, an unprecedented reimagination of rangeland stewardship gained genuine traction, an approach that could resolve land-use conflicts that have plagued the nation and the region for more than half a century....
August 08, 2019
Botswana's Department of Veterinary Services and Cornell's AHEAD Program have completed a comprehensive road map that offers real hope for local farmers and wildlife impacted by animal disease.
March 14, 2019
Botswana is considering significant changes to its approach to wildlife management. Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky believes that now is not the time to cut-off migratory corridors or build new fences. Instead, it's time to make land-use decisions that will be socially, ecologically and economically sustainable for generations to come.
February 16, 2019
Cornell’s Dr. Steve Osofsky discusses ways to manage foot and mouth disease to enable African farmers to sell safe beef without the need for vast disease control fences that impede migratory wildlife.
November 16, 2018
In his 2018 State of the Nation Address, the President of Botswana noted the importance of implementing commodity-based trade of beef for Ngamiland, an approach that Cornell has been working on with regional partners to bring the region closer to reconciling foot and mouth disease-related conflict at the livestock / wildlife interface than ever before. The relevant clip is from 47:26 - 48:30.
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.