Thu, Jun 02|
Detecting and managing wildlife diseases - An IUCN Save Our Species webinar
The objective of this webinar is to enable practitioners to enhance their work by enabling them to further develop their conservation activities to incorporate disease surveillance and management.
Time & Location
Jun 02, 2022, 10:00 AM GMT+2
About the event
By sharing lessons learned and first-hand knowledge, this session will focus on how species conservation can be enhanced by improved disease control, as well as how science and day-to-day conservation activities can form a first line of defence against the emergence of zoonotic diseases.
Another goal of this webinar is to offer participants a chance to have their questions answered by a panel of skilled conservationists and scientists. To that effect, we are inviting participants to send us any questions they might have on this topic to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31.
- Host: Dr. Tiggy Grillo, IUCN SSC Wildlife Health Specialist Group Co-Chair Chief Operating Officer and National Coordinator at Wildlife Health Australia (WHA)
- Introduction: Ana Nieto, Head, Species Conservation Action Team, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
- Setting the scene: Overview on managing wildlife health Dr. Tiggy Grillo, IUCN SSC Wildlife Health Specialist Group Co-Chair Chief Operating Officer and National Coordinator at Wildlife Health Australia (WHA)
- Dr. Mathew Linkie, Deputy Director, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Indonesia Programme
- Dr. Chris Foggin, Wildlife Veterinarian, Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust
- Panel discussion and Q&A
- Dr. Catherine Machalaba, Member of the IUCN SSC Wildlife Health Specialist Group Principal Scientist for Health and Policy, EcoHealth Alliance
- Dr. Stuart Patterson, Member of the IUCN SSC Wildlife Health Specialist Group Associate Dean for Postgraduate Teaching and Learning, Royal Veterinary College, University of London
- Panel discussion and Q&A
Thank you to our partners
This webinar is created with the financial support of the European Union and The German Cooperation via KfW Development Bank. Its contents are the sole responsibility of IUCN and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union, The German Cooperation or KfW
IUCN Save Our Species contributes to the long-term survival of threatened species, their habitats and the people who depend on them by supporting civil society organisations. It aims at building the capacity of many of these organisations and communicating about the successes to inspire more people to support this universal cause. This is IUCN's response to the challenges identified by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ mobilising IUCN's unique knowledge and expertise of the members of the Species Survival Commission and its many Specialist Groups.
The Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP) or ‘Tiger Programme‘ is an initiative funded by the German Cooperation via KfW Development Bank, which contributes to the global effort to double tiger numbers in the wild by 2022 by supporting landscape level conservation work benefiting species, communities and habitats. Coordinated actions enhancing conservation skills, developing new livelihoods and improving governance and infrastructure are delivering results in terms of better protected tigers across these landscapes.