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Cracking One Health

Podcast

In this Cracking One Health podcast interview, Dr. Steve Osofsky provides a personal perspective on his One Health work in southern Africa, and on his role in the origins of the One Health movement.
Vet student with rhino

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.
Cattle in Africa

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.
A herd of wildebeest shown coming towards the viewer

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.
A herd of Zebra on the African plain with text overlay stating "Ancestral Migrations Stopped at Fencelines"

Announcement

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.
Elephant and baby in the wild

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....
A herd of wildebeest shown crossing a road

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.
Three giraffes drinking from a river

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.
Wildlife fences

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.
President of Botswana

Video

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.