Wildlife Health Specialist Group


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

Ramsar Wetland Disease Manual

Ramsar Wetland Disease Manual

The Ramsar Wetland Disease Manual: Guidelines for Assessment, Monitoring and Management of Animal Disease in Wetlands has now been published as Ramsar Technical Report no. 7 and can be downloaded in PDF format (9.8MB) from http://www.ramsar.org/pdf/lib/rtr7-disease.pdf

Aimed primarily at wetland managers as well as wetland policy makers, it provides practical guidance to managing healthy wetlands. The generously-illustrated Manual recognises the key role that wetland managers play in prevention of disease problems and highlights the importance of integrating disease management into wetland management plans.