THE MISSING PIECE
Join VIEW in being part of the solution -
preventing wildlife extinction.
For decades we have seen species rise into the threatened and endangered category or worse, go extinct due to aggressive diseases. We must stop waiting and merely documenting these catastrophic events! Preventive medicine is the proactive approach to reduce further tragic loss.
VIEW’s mission is to protect endangered wildlife by tackling the health threats they face in their native habitats.
VIEW'S GUIDING PRINCIPLES
VIEW prioritizes working together with local stakeholders to build programs that run efficiently and continue long after we are physically there. All programs include these essential elements:
Our approach is strategic and straightforward: We support locally sustainable wildlife disease investigation, prevention, and treatment by providing training, building infrastructure, conducting research, and promoting policies that ensure healthy environments for wildlife and the people and domestic animals that share their habitat.
VIEW seeks to make a global impact on wildlife health by strategically choosing the regions in which we work – considering the biodiversity of the area, the number of critically endangered species, and the potential to partner with government and local agencies in creating sustainable and significant improvements. Our fieldwork also includes the use of our proprietary database, Wildlife Health Information System (WHIS). Learning from our field activities populates this wildlife electronic medical record allowing wildlife professionals to better protect wildlife populations around the globe.
The first wildlife health medical record database platform developed and tailored for endangered wildlife and wildlife professionals to use in the field.
Africa is known for its diverse landscapes and iconic wildlife. The continent holds a quarter of the world’s biodiversity, is home to the world’s largest populations of megavertebrates, and provides vital terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem services to the planet. However, human-induced pressures have threatened Africa’s resources. With an expanding human population, the increased land use and the human domestic animal and wildlife interface will continue to endanger Africa’s wildlife. Sadly, many species including giraffes, elephants, pangolins, and vultures are already endangered. The survival of wildlife is inextricably linked to the state of the ecosystem they live within.
The Rocky Mountain Region & Pacific northwest are both famous for their beautiful scenery and are home to some of North America's most iconic wildlife including wolves, grizzly bears, bison, wolverines, and bighorn sheep. Unfortunately, the animals we love in these regions are facing many threats. Human activity and climate change affect wildlife's critical habitat and food sources. A less understood threat, that is amplified by these changes, is disease. Understanding precisely what diseases may threaten or decimate a fragile species’ population is critical to ensuring their survival.
Asia and the Pacific are home to nearly half of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Continued rapid economic development, agricultural expansion, mining, deforestation, urbanization, and illegal wildlife trade are only a few of the factors degrading this rich biological landscape. Another less understood threat to local wildlife is disease. Due to increased human and domestic animal population pressures, like cattle and dogs, critically endangered species including tigers, Asian one-horned rhinos, snow leopards, Asian elephants, and giant pandas are at risk of contracting diseases that can threaten the survival of their species.