In the News
September 20, 2023
I have met many conservationists who do not believe in keeping wildlife in captivity. However, the San Diego Zoo seems to win the hearts of both wildlife conservationists and those who work with captive wildlife. How does this zoo bridge the gap between the two?
September 16, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic can be traced back to a bat virus. Indeed, bats are known reservoirs for many dangerous viruses that can spill over to humans. To help prevent the next pandemic, Cornell’s Dr. Steve Osofsky and WCS’s Dr. Sue Lieberman argue that humanity must leave bats and their habitats undisturbed.
September 15, 2023
In this alumni spotlight, we sit down with Cornell alum Hayley Murphy, CEO of the Detroit Zoological Society, and discuss her career journey as zoological veterinarian and wildlife conservationist.
September 13, 2023
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....
September 12, 2023
We're excited to welcome Maggie Swift as a Cornell Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellow, who will use advanced computer modeling to simulate elephant movements in southern Africa that will make it easier to evaluate scenarios for integrative, sustainable land-use management.
September 07, 2023
Cornell veterinary student Ashley Broderick conducted field surveys and a wildlife health research project on endangered hornbill species to help aid veterinarians who care for hornbills worldwide.
September 05, 2023
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.
August 25, 2023
This past spring, Cornell veterinary student Amanda Bielecki, DVM '25, gave an oral presentation at the 79th Annual Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies conference about lead exposure in bobcats and fishers.
August 23, 2023
Working with primates is something I had avoided for a while. Most of my interest has been in southern Africa, with ungulates like giraffes, antelope, and pachyderms being my main focus. Yet I felt that, following the COVID-19 pandemic, learning more about wild primate health would be vital....
August 18, 2023
The American Veterinary Epidemiology Society announced 10 new honorary diplomats during the annual meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association this year, including Cornell's Dr. Steve Osofsky, DVM ’89.