Wildlife Health Specialist Group


Commissioned by the IUCN Species Survival Commission to serve as a first response for wildlife health concerns across the world.

Urgent Needs for Global Wildlife Health

Urgent Needs for Global Wildlife Health

This high-level gap analysis provides a follow up to the IUCN Crossroads blog titled “It is Time for a Global Wildlife Health Authority” (September 2020), expanding on operational gaps and potential immediate avenues for solutions. The report discusses four chronic gaps, with accompanying action points: 1) Diagnostics and investigation; 2) Reporting; 3) Planning and response; and 4) Health supportive and disease preventive development strategies.