Veterinary Initiative for Endangered Wildlife

Our mission is to protect endangered wildlife by tackling the health threats they face in their native habitats.

We want to thank all of the 50 amazing donors that helped us reach $18,055 in the span of 24 hours! We’re proud to have you on our team. This money will be going toward our moose project in the Greater Yellowstone Region, where we are initiating a disease surveillance and climate change project to investigate why moose are dying at alarming rates. Thank you to all who contributed.


 If you did not have the chance to donate in time for our Give Big challenge, you can always donate here and help us reach our $20,000 goal. We only need $1,945 left!

Prevention Starts with Diagnostics in the Field

We are all connected

Covid19, SARS, Ebola, and H1N1 are examples of global disease threats that have originated in wildlife. Our current global crisis is one of a series of disease threats, yet to prevent further pandemics, diagnostic evaluation starts in the field on the front lines.

Diagnostic research and prevention of outbreaks is the core of VIEW’s work.  75% of new and emerging human diseases come from wildlife. Wildlife populations have seen local outbreaks and pandemics from upwards to 90% die-offs. For example, in the Rocky Mountains, bighorn sheep herds have had die-offs due to pneumonia, black-footed ferrets have nearly gone extinct due to a dog disease, and globally, other fragile populations have had disease threaten their survival: saiga antelope, African wild dog, lions, little brown bats, and tigers to name a few. 

VIEW has been on the frontlines helping existing conservation efforts to include disease surveillance into their conservation programs by training wildlife professionals, providing infrastructure and facilitating research. It is well known that countries that control pathogens that are shared with animals “is the most effective and economic way of protecting people” (World Organisation for Animal Health). Wildlife health needs to be included in the conservation toolkit.
We champion the diagnostic and medical health care providers that are saving people from the Covid19 pandemic. We must remember that the health of people is intimately connected with our animals and our planet.

 

VIEW Interview with Deborah McCauley July 18th 2019

by With Good Reason Podcast

Yellowstone Initiative

VIEW is starting an initiative in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem focusing on protecting our priority Yellowstone species by targeting key heath threats they face in their native habitat.  VIEW will be partnering with local organizations and agencies to implement disease surveillance of priority species.  Disease surveillance efforts are the first step to understanding health risks.

“Only when we understand can we care.  Only when we care shall we help. Only if we help will all be saved.”   Jane Goodall

 

Where We Work »

Wildlife Health

For years, tremendous efforts – and millions of dollars – have been invested to protect critical habitat, reduce wildlife trade and poaching, and educate communities. However, wildlife health has been overlooked as a conservation issue. Many of our most magnificent endangered animals, like the Bengal tiger or Asian One-horned Rhino, continue to struggle for survival. Their future will remain precarious unless we make sure that the species we are protecting are healthy.

VIEW is the only wildlife conservation organization focused solely on addressing the health threats of endangered wildlife as part of a comprehensive strategy.  

How We’re Different »

Save a Tiger

Tigers and other endangered species are fragile populations that need help both as an entire population as well as individually.  VIEW is applying known science to build sustainable wildlife health programs that are both scalable and replicable.

In Nepal, VIEW has worked with local and global partners to include wildlife health into the local conservation efforts.  VIEW has helped to built a successful wildlife health program in Chitwan National Park from which other countries can replicate.  

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Wildlife Health Initiative in Nepal: 5 year review 2012-2017

Contact us :

Veterinary Initiative for Endangered Wildlife
1627 W. Main St,
Suite 445
Bozeman, MT, 59715
USA
Email general questions to: info@viewildlife.org

Thank You to Daniel J. Cox

A special thanks to Daniel J. Cox of Natural Exposures Wildlife Photography and Nature Pictures, Bozeman Montana for his generosity in allowing us to use his photos for this website. For more information about Daniel’s work visit www.naturalexposures.com.