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A flock of Snow and Canada Geese in a snowy field by Christine Bogdanowicz.

A new avian influenza, H5N1, is circulating rapidly across the country and affecting domestic chickens, wild birds and even mammals. Cornell's Dr. Krysten Schuler states that adding H5N1 as another stressor for birds whose lives are already challenged by climate change will start to have a broad-scale impact.
A Bison drinking water from the Yellowstone River by Christine Bogdanowicz

A new perspective piece from Cornell's Dr. Robin Radcliffe highlights the vital relationship between wildlife health and the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. 
A bull elk shown in Yellowstone National Park by Christine Bogdanowicz.

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This perspective piece, co-authored by Cornell's Dr. Robin Radcliffe, highlights how wildlife health is an important part of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, which guides wildlife management and conservation decisions in the U.S. and Canada, and is vital to its future.
An image of a waterfall reflected in a globe made of glass.

In a large-scale effort to reduce human infectious diseases and conserve human and animal life, researchers have collated and reviewed the evidence for 46 solutions that aim to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Endangered animals shown in cages

Decision-makers discussing landmark agreements on health and biodiversity must include four actions to reduce the risk of animals and people exchanging viruses.
A brochure that's an example of communication materials explaining zoonotic diseases.

This spring, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine students in the class Veterinary Practice: Public Health created a variety of communication materials explaining zoonotic diseases.
Team Crab PLT in the Galápagos

The equatorial sun is fierce and radiates off the field of lava rocks that make up the rugged shoreline. My co-investigators and I are swiftly processing twenty Sally Lightfoot crabs that were collected from the nearby rocks. For each crab we individually identify them, measure dimensions, obtain a body weight, perform a physical exam, and count a heart rate to assess their health....
A sail-driven fishing boat shown in open water

Cornell's Dr. Kathryn Fiorella seeks to ensure the health of fisheries by taking into account the nutritional and livelihood needs of the people who depend on them.

Raina Plowright, a world-renowned ecologist and epidemiologist who studies the mechanisms that drive the spillover of pathogens between species, has joined the College of Veterinary Medicine. Her transdisciplinary work demonstrates that preserving and restoring wildlife habitats can stop pathogen spillover by minimizing contact between infected wildlife and potentially susceptible livestock or human hosts.