Wildlife One Health
Koalas, quolls and coral reefs – they’re just a few of the unique Australian plants and animals facing extinction. For more than 20 years, the government’s response has been ‘wait and see’. Unsurprisingly, it hasn’t worked. Enter the Wildlife One Health Initiative – a team of highly-skilled UTS scientists that, as Michael Wallach explains, aim to tackle the problems of wildlife health, loss and extinction.
Australia is facing a wildlife crisis. Unique species of flora and fauna are disappearing at an alarming rate and we are not doing nearly enough to save them. After decades of inaction, the problem has become critical.
That’s why, in the Faculty of Science’s School of Life Sciences, we’ve assembled a highly-skilled and dynamic cross-disciplinary team of scientists to tackle the problems of wildlife health, loss and extinction, and to develop a fundraising campaign to fund future research.
It’s called the Wildlife One Health Initiative and it’s aimed at not only improving the health and wellbeing of our wildlife, but at developing early warning systems for detecting poor wildlife health and decline, and subsequent flow-on impacts to human health.
Read the full story in the Newsroom.