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Health Matters: The Importance of the Interface between Wildlife, Domestic Animal, and Human Health for Conservation Success in Africa

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On March 8 2004, the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group, the Bushmeat Crisis Task Force, and the Wildlife Conservation Society held a meeting entitled,  "HEALTH MATTERS: The Importance of the Interface between Wildlife, Domestic Animal, and Human Health for Conservation Success in Africa".

The objectives of the meeting were to:

  • Explore the connections between the wildlife health / domestic animal health / human health interface and conservation success;
  • Learn about current field activities in Africa to address this connection, as well as to explore emergent disease issues;
  • Find out about current research activities and priorities;
  • Hear about responses by U.S. government agencies and NGOs to address these issues;
  • Discuss how to engage key policy makers to take action to proactively address surveillance and other health issues as they relate to conservation, preventing human epidemics, agrobiosecurity, etc; and
  • Plan a special event for policy makers: "Bushmeat, Health, and Beyond -  Developing Integrated & Proactive Approaches to Preventing Disease Crises in an Ever-Smaller World" (suggested title).

Please see the materials from the meeting below as well as useful website links.

photo credit: WCS' AHEAD (Animal Health for the Environment And Development) Initiative applies a "One Health" perspective

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