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Commissioned by the IUCN Species Survival Commission to serve as a first response for wildlife health concerns across the world.

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Commentary on the World Parks Congress: Potential Conflict in Goals – are Parks for Ecological or Human Health?

Commentary on the World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia November 2014 explores the question: "Potential Conflict in Goals – are Parks for Ecological or Human Health?" by Ro McFarlane and Richard K

Catastrophic mass die-off of Saiga antelopes in Central Kazakhstan

Information summary from the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan on the mass die-off of Saiga antelopes (Saiga tatarica tatarica) observed in the Betpak-Dala population in C

H5N8 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in poultry and wild birds in Republic of Korea January 2014

Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds statement on:
H5N8 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in poultry and wild birds in Republic of Korea January 2014

Report on the 2013 Conference on “A World United Against Infectious Diseases: Cross-Sectoral Solutions”

The 2013 Prince Mahidol Awards Conference on “A World United Against Infectious Diseases: Cross-Sectoral Solutions” was held on January 28 - February 2, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand, in coordination with

Species 54 Special Quadrennium Issue

The species 54 Special Quadrennium Issue is now available! It includes a report of SSC activities from 2009-2012, including Specialist Group reports.

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Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme

The Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme's 2012 Annual Report highlights the activities of the past year, including disease control and prevention efforts.

H5N1 HPAI Global overview

The monthly H5N1 HPAI global overview of January-March 2012 is produced by the FAO-GLEWS team, which collects data and analyses epidemiological data and information on animal disease outbreaks as a contribution to improving global early warning under the framework of the Global Early Warning System for Transboundary Animal Diseases and major Zoonoses.

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· Summary
· Worldwide situation: observed trends
· Situation by continent/region
- Africa
- South Asia
- South East and East Asia
- Middle East
- Eastern Europe

People, pathogens and our planet: the economics of one health

The World Bank has released a report on the economics of One Health. Several WHSG members provided information to inform the World Bank's analyses.

Human health and the Rio Conventions

This discussion paper is the result of collaboration between the World Health Organization and the Secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Framework Convention on Cl

IUCN Species Issue 53

Species is the magazine of the IUCN Species Programme and the IUCN Species Survival Commission.

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IUCN Species Issue 52

Species is the magazine of the IUCN Species Programme and the IUCN Species Survival Commission. Commission members, in addition to providing leadership for conservation efforts for specific plant and animal groups, contribute to technical and scientific counsel to biodiversity conservation projects throughout the world. They provide advice to governments, international conventions, and conservation organizations.

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Australian Wildlife Health Network's (AWHN) Annual Report

The report provides details on the AWHN's wildlife health programs as well as useful performance indicators to measure the success of collaborative efforts, wildlife health surveillance and reporting systems, and training initiatives. The report can be accessed here: http://www.wildlifehealth.org.au/AWHN_Admin/ManageWebsite/AboutUS/Upload...

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