Our conservation projects: Grizzly bears in Greater Yellowstone and Elephants in Asia and Africa
As Giving Tuesday approaches, we’re excited to let you know that we have a matching gift for up to $30,000! We’re writing to update you on VIEW's wildlife conservation projects, and to reach out for your support. Every dollar you donate will be doubled for impact. Your valuable gift today will help to protect and build a better future for the health of endangered species, and for the whole planet!
Grizzlies in Greater Yellowstone Region
VIEW, for the first time, is compiling health information from Greater Yellowstone grizzlies into our own electronic disease surveillance database, WHIS (Wildlife Health Information System). We are creating a digital version of the health information that has been collected from multiple agencies over years into one digital platform. This unique project marks a milestone in conservation health data collaboration and ultimately brings technology into the conservation field. For more information click HERE.
Elephants - Bridging Science and Technology
Over 90% of the world’s elephants have been wiped out in the past century, and today their dwindling population is being threatened by the deadly Elephant Herpes Virus. This disease is killing 60% of domesticated Asian elephants between 2 and 8 years old. Intensive research is desperately needed to understand the complexities of this deadly virus. Once again, WHIS is playing a critical role in providing a platform to understand these disease complexities. The consistent use of this digital database will improve global health surveillance and tracking. For more information, click HERE.
WHIS - First Wildlife Health Medical Record Database Platform
WHIS was developed and tailored for endangered wildlife and wildlife professionals to use in the field. Jane Goodall says, “Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved.” WHIS allows us to understand the implications of disease and will help us toward the path to prevent further suffering. For more information about WHIS, click HERE.
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The VIEW Team