Veterinary Initiative for Endangered Wildlife
Our mission is to apply a scientific approach to investigating, diagnosing, and managing health issues in critically endangered wildlife around the world.
Tigers, rhinos, elephants, and other wildlife species are declining due to the well-documented issues of poaching and habitat encroachment. There is another issue that could be equally as destructive: the threat from infectious disease transmission from humans and/or domestic wildlife to endangered wildlife. Yet, until now, the issue has been given little attention.
Our work is accomplished in a simple and collaborative manner, using existing networks and opportunities to investigate wildlife health threats, train local wildlife professionals and veterinary students, establish basic infrastructure for diagnosis and sample storage, and manage disease threats through recommending prevention and treatment protocols.
Save a Tiger
… a rhino, elephant, wolverine, or other endangered or threatened species. There is no time to waste. Each animal is precious and when they are sick or dying we need to know why and help to stop it. Very often wildlife deaths are attributed to “cause unknown”, but this is not an adequate diagnosis! Click here for more information on how you can become a member of our team.