One Health: Understanding Threats to Wildlife and Human Health in Asia

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 1:00pm

eCornell Keynote

From the river valleys and grasslands of Nepal to the high mountains of Central Asia, from tigers to leopards to vultures to Asiatic wild dogs (or dholes) — and from canine distemper to wildlife poisonings to the infectious diseases impacting wild sheep and goats as well as their domestic cousins — there is no shortage of threats to the health of these magnificent species and ecosystems, with some of these very same threats being of importance to agriculture and public health.

Join us as Dr. Martin Gilbert from the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health and some of its students and team members share their fieldwork experiences and help illustrate how the health of wildlife and our own health and well-being are inextricably linked.

The Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health, with programs around the globe, strives to sustain a healthier world by developing and implementing proactive, science-based solutions to challenges at the interface of wildlife health, domestic animal health, human health and livelihoods, and the environment that supports us all. With its focus on Asia, the Cornell Wild Carnivore Health Program promotes the health and long-term sustainability of wildlife populations by advancing scientific tools and sharing knowledge to protect and improve the health of wild carnivores and their prey, all while seeking to mitigate human-wildlife conflict.

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  • How securing the health of our wildlife is key to conservation
  • The ways in which our health and the health of wildlife are inextricably linked
  • How the field of wildlife health often yields surprises
  • How wildlife resources are incredibly important to rural livelihoods and national economies