How We Work
We envision a world where all countries have the commitment and local capacity to support wildlife health as a cornerstone of conservation.
Our approach is simple and straightforward: We support locally sustainable wildlife disease investigation, prevention and treatment by providing training, building infrastructure, conducting research and promoting policies that ensure healthy environments for wildlife and the people and domestic animals that share their habitat.
Three operating principles which underlie VIEW’s conservation efforts
We accomplish our work in a straightforward and strategic collaborative manner, using existing local networks and opportunities to investigate wildlife health threats in a particular setting . We know we must be strategic and work closely with countries and partners to ensure efforts are effective and efficient. We recognize that ecosystems, history and culture, and conservation needs vary considerably around the world, and we strive to develop conservation approaches that best meet the needs of local communities.
We use the most appropriate and best available tools to design, monitor, and evaluate the outcomes of our programs. Our methods and approaches are scientifically justifiable, time sensitive and represent universal best practices.
We strive to transfer knowledge, skills and critical infrastructure to create self-sustaining wildlife health programs in the areas and countries where we work. We support local wildlife professionals, veterinarians, and non-governmental agencies in creating and sustaining comprehensive wildlife health programs.
How We Get It Done
VIEW conducts work-shops and training for local wildlife veterinarians and managers to equip them with the skills needed to ensure healthy wildlife.
VIEW helps to create and maintain local field facilities, so that disease investigation and wildlife care are possible and sustainable.
VIEW targets its investigation to better understand and respond to wildlife health risks for endangered wildlife population recovery.