Why wildlife health is important for conservation
Wildlife health is an important and growing, yet often overlooked component of the conservation of wild species.
Just like humans and domestic animals, wildlife are susceptible to intra- and inter-species diseases that can cause morbidity (the number of individuals in poor health in a given time period) and mortality. In natural robust or resilient populations, this is just part and parcel of life, and in some species important in natural population control or for contributing to population genetic health. Read more