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Copyright 2012 IUCN SSC Wildlife Health Specialist Group
Commissioned by the IUCN Species Survival Commission to serve as a first response for wildlife health concerns across the world.
We are closely following the investigation into the cause of elephant deaths in Botswana.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) National Wildlife Health Center has released a bulletin on the ongoing sea star die-off seen on the Western coast of the United States.
Dolphin mortality has been reported along the Northern Peruvian coast (over roughly a 200km area around Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque and La Libertad regions) since January 2012. Species affected are Delphinus capensis and Phocoena spinipinnis. Isolated reports also mention Tursiops truncatus.