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Welcome to the Wildlife Diseases Working Group

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

As of Spring 2017, our enrollment included 208 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.


*** Attention Student WDWG Members and Academic Advisors ***

The Wildlife Diseases Working Group (WDWG) is offering a $500 travel grant to a TWS student member presenting a paper or poster at the annual conference of The Wildlife Society in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Applicants must be student members of TWS, and have an accepted paper or poster abstract for presentation at the conference. Deadline for application is July 31st, 2017. Additional details can be found at (http://wildlife.org/wdwg/meetings/) or click here.

Contact Brianna Williams (briannaw@uga.edu), WDWG Student Affairs.