Wildlife Health Specialist Group


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


Great apes, COVID-19 and the SARS CoV-2


Joint Statement of the IUCN SSC Wildlife Health Specialist Group and the Primate Specialist Group, Section on Great Apes: The purpose of this document is to update great ape site managers, researchers

WHSG Action Plan 2017-2020

The IUCN SSC WHSG reaffirms its commitment to serving as a resource for the conservation community in the 2017-2020 IUCN quadrennium.

CITES and Timely Movement of Emergency Diagnostic Specimens for Conservation Purposes

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The IUCN SSC WHSG calls for timely movement of emergency diagnostic specimens for conservation purposes.

The WHSG Launches New Website!

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The IUCN SSC's Wildlife Health Specialist Group announces its new website! The site is intended to provide training, news, and expert resources for the international wildlife health and management, veterinary and public health community. The website also aims to promote interaction and the sharing of knowledge among the expert membership and the external community.