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September 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.
Hayley Murphy with gorilla


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. 
Maggie Swift sitting on a rock in the field


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.
Dr. Monica Atienza examining a juvenile Visayan Tarctic horbill and placing a leg ID band


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.
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.