Wildlife Health Cornell is a new College of Veterinary Medicine Center of Excellence based at Cornell University. Our vision is to ensure a healthy future for wildlife, people, and planet. We represent a team working around the world to develop a deeper understanding of the relationships between wildlife and human health, and the environment that supports us all. Our ultimate goal is the conservation of the world’s wildlife.
Why: Because we need nature, and nature needs us.
Target audience: Supporters/donors, partners (government, nonprofit, university, and corporate), and the public.
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Wildlife Health Cornell represents an unprecedented approach to the health challenges wild animals face in the northeast U.S. and around the world - a comprehensive, science-based response by a team of the world's top wildlife health experts. With an emphasis on the types of interdisciplinary collaboration often required to foster real progress along the science to policy and action continuum, Wildlife Health Cornell has grown out of a palpable sense of genuine urgency regarding the fate of our planet's wildlife, an increasing understanding of our own dependence on the planet's natural systems, and the recognition that it will take a new generation of colleagues to halt and reverse the trends we face.
Mission: We strive to develop proactive, science-based approaches for sustaining a healthier world. By improving knowledge, understanding, and capacity at the interface of wildlife health, domestic animal health, and human health and livelihoods, environmental stewardship can be enhanced today, and for tomorrow.