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A small bat shown being gently held in hand

Cornell's wildlife experts weigh-in on the impact of white-nose syndrome, a fungus that has been devastating bat populations across North America, with a mortality rate that can often reach 90 to 100 percent.
CVM student holding a Lemur before releasing back into the wild


Cornell veterinary student Bekah Weatherington ’21 reports about her experience in Madagascar working to conserve critically endangered lemurs.
A Reticulated Python shown on the operating table at Cornell

A scan performed at Cornell University Hospital for Animals aided veterinarians in their treatment of a python from Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York.
Two Gray geese in flight over water

The Cornell Wildlife Health Lab has created StaPOPd, an interactive online tool that helps calculate how many plants or animals need to be introduced into a habitat in order to establish a stable population - a critical piece of information for conservation projects.
Cornell's Dr. Kelly Zamudio shown holding a small frog in her hand

Cornell's Professor Kelly Zamudio discusses how two virulent fungi are impacting frog and salamander populations.
A herd of Zebra on the African plain with text overlay stating "Ancestral Migrations Stopped at Fencelines"


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.
A porcupine shown on a rocky substrate

Cornell's Dr. Laura Goodman helped to identify a new deadly fungal disease in porcupines, adding to the list of species hit by such outbreaks. The newly discovered fungal disease is zoonotic, which means it can be passed on to humans, although there are no documented cases of this occurring.
Elephant and baby in the wild


The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky has observed the long-standing conflict between southern Africa's livestock and wildlife sectors firsthand. In this piece for Scientific American, he explains how the region is at a crossroads of opportunity, and offers a novel approach for making Africa's largest transfrontier conservation area a success.
A graphical representation of the loss of birds in the U.S. and Canada since 1970

According to Cornell-led research published in Science, the total breeding bird population in the continental U.S. and Canada has dropped by 29 percent since 1970.