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Great white shark

Cornell scientists and partners have mapped out the intriguing great white shark genome for the first time. This DNA detective work can help scientists better understand the population dynamics of endangered shark species, and provide insights on how their renowned wound-healing properties and low cancer rates could someday translate into medical treatments for people.
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.
Forest elephant

Cornell scientists and partners are trying to better understand and protect forest elephants, a keystone species roaming the second largest tropical rainforest on Earth by using technology to improve their chance of survival and conserve the biodiversity of their forests.
Daniel Foley in Nepal


Cornell veterinary student Daniel Foley '21 spent last summer in and around Chitwan National Park, Nepal investigating the prevalence of peste des petits ruminants (PPR) virus in domestic goat herds bordering the park, and assessing the risk of disease transmission from livestock to wildlife.
Sun starfish

Sea star wasting disease has caused massive mortality in multiple sea star species from Mexico to Alaska. Scientists at Cornell have now singled out a suspect: warming oceans.
Cornell animal health hackathon team

The Lean Preen Machine team had an unprecedented double victory by taking home the prizes for "Most Innovative" & "People's Choice" at this year's Cornell Animal Health Hackathon! The team developed a novel device that uses ultrasound wave energy to more efficiently clean birds affected by oil spills.
Belize Zoo Clinic Group


Cornell veterinary student Victoria Albano ’21 traveled to Belize Zoo to gain hands-on experience with a diverse group of Central American species.
Forest Fire

For Your Information

In this Urban Health & Wellbeing: A Systems Approach Policy Brief, Cornell Planetary Health Scientist Dr. Montira Pongsiri and colleagues find that addressing the environment and health nexus is a strategic approach to advance the Sustainable Development Goals in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Lake Victoria fisherman

Freshwater fisheries are under tremendous pressure from pollution, climate change, and overfishing. Cornell's Dr. Kathryn Fiorella is taking an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the links between the health of inland fisheries and that of the people who depend on them.
Indonesian jungle

Cornell undergraduate Montana Stone ’19 is documenting the normal vocalizations of Javan rhinos for the first time. The recordings will allow scientists to better monitor the Javan rhino population, gain insights into group dynamics and structure, and potentially help to identify ideal candidates for eventual translocation to establish a second population.