Veterinary Information for Wildlife Vets and Biologists Working with Wild Tigers
Wild Tiger Health Project Created by Dr John C M Lewis
The Wild Tiger Health Project is a one-stop hub for veterinary information relevant to the conservation of wild tigers
ABOUT WILD TIGER HEALTH PROJECT
The aim of this website is to provide a one stop hub for veterinary information relevant to the conservation of wild tigers – disseminating information and delivering on-line training. By also providing a contact list of specialists in the field willing to help others, it is our intention that connectivity between wildlife professionals can be encouraged.
There is an ever-present risk that veterinary elements are omitted or forgotten when the numerous activities essential for the conservation of wild tigers are undertaken. However, all such activities can be strengthened by veterinary involvement, and a sound knowledge and application of appropriate veterinary science should underpin every one. It is self evident that veterinary skills are necessary to anaesthetise wild tigers for radiocollaring, rehabilitate injured individuals or investigate mortality events, but they are equally necessary to monitor and advise on changing disease risks in apparently healthy populations and to develop disease risk mitigation strategies in translocation or reintroduction efforts.
Who is this website for?
The website is an open access resource for wildlife veterinarians and biologists alike.
This website has been developed and is edited by Dr John Lewis, who has been involved in assisting tiger projects in a range of countries including Bangladesh, China, Indonesia and Russia since 2003.
By including contributions from a wide range of tiger-experienced vets and biologists from different organisations and countries, it is our intention to pool global expertise in the website. A list ofcontributorswith their details is provided. We are always keen to hear from other experienced vets and biologists in the field who would like to share their knowledge and contribute to this site.
Wildlife Vets International is a UK based not-for-profit organisation (Registered charity No 1109670) which supports specialist veterinary services and training for a range of in situ wildlife conservation projects around the world.