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Welcome to the Wildlife Diseases Working Group of The Wildlife Society

This is the official website of the Wildlife Diseases Working Group of The Wildlife Society.

Our membership includes over 200 members representing the United States, Canada, Germany and Switzerland.

Our working group was founded in 2005 and gained official status in 2007.  It has grown steadily since its first meeting and we hope that you will consider joining us too!

The mission of the Wildlife Diseases Working Group is to promote better scientific understanding of the causes and consequences of disease in ecosystems and wildlife populations; to apply the principles of wildlife science, ecology, and epidemiology to the prevention and management of diseases in wildlife; to foster education and transfer of information on diseases to wildlife management professionals and the public; and to apply this knowledge to enhance the health and conservation of wildlife populations and their interactions with humans and domestic animals.

So check out our website, see what we are doing, and become a member of the Wildlife Diseases Working Group.

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Greetings Wildlife Diseases Working Group members. Voting is now underway to elect three board positions (one student representative and two members at large) to represent you, the working group membership, during the coming two years.

Review the following document introducing this year’s nominees and then follow your personal link which you will receive via email, and vote for the candidates of your choice. Remember that you will have the opportunity to vote for one student representative and two members at large.

Vote now, don’t put it off until later! Balloting ends on 7 September 2018.

Thanks to all our nominees for their time and interest in serving the working group. Successful candidates will be announced at our WDWG business meeting in Cleveland.

Chronic Wasting Disease Information Links –
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance:  cwd-info.org
USGS National Wildlife Health Center, Chronic Wasting Disease Information Page: https://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_information/chronic_wasting_disease/