Outreach
The WDA cooperates and collaborates with many other organizations that share our wildlife health/disease, One Health and conservation missions. Below you will find information and links to some of those outreach efforts.

Established in 1983, the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) is an international specialty organization recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association for certification of veterinarians with special expertise in zoological and willdife medicine. ACZM works with AAWV and WDA to certify veterinary continuing education credits at WDA Annual International Conferences. The objectives of the ACZM and more about their board certification program visit www.aczm.org.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Scientific Task Force on Wildlife and Ecosystem Health: Working Areas brochure (PDF 1.6 MB)

The Wildlife Conservation Society has been a sustaining member of WDA since 2000 helping to support free access to Journal of Wildlife Diseases content in over 135 countries where current economic difficulties would othewise limit availability. Homepage here.

Ecohealth Alliance is a New York based non-profit scientific organization that, by being a sustaining member of WDA, supports publication of One Health and ecohealth articles in Journal of Wildlife Diseases. Homepage here.

American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians has been a partner of WDA for many years, from 1981-2012 running the WDA Wildlife Veterinary Section. WDA and AAWV meet together frequently, cooperatively manage the Tom Thorne and Beth Williams Memorial Award and AAWV is a sustaining member of WDA supporting production of Journal of Wildlife Diseases and its worldwide distribution. Homepage here.

Canadian Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (CAZWV) is the organization that unites and represents WDA veterinary colleagues in Canada. CAZWV frequently supports and cooperates with WDA at annual conferences and on activities of mutual interest. Homepage here.

The Wildlife Society and WDA are linked by a Memorandum of Understanding that identifies many areas and activities of mutual interest. One such project is the development and publication of articles on wildlife health/disease in The Wildlife Professional and on this website. Homepage here.

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) is the Worlds lead organization for the diagnosis of, and response to, outbreaks of diseases of concern to agricultural communities. Homepage here.

TurtleTracts is a first of its kind research
project using crowdfunding to sequence
the bacteriome and virome of the skin and
GI track of sea turtles
TurtleTracts is a first of its kind research
project using crowdfunding to sequence
the bacteriome and virome of the skin and
GI track of sea turtles

The SSC Climate Change Specialist Group (CCSG) has now completed the review draft of the IUCN SSC Guidelines for Assessing Species’ Vulnerability to Climate Change

All SSC members are invited to comment on the draft which are available on the IUCN Union Portal at this link.