Category: Success Stories

Raccoon rabies – Citizen-based surveillance is a success 4

Raccoon rabies – Citizen-based surveillance is a success

Rabies is an important health concern for humans, domestic animals and wildlife throughout Canada.  In 2006, the province of Québec launched a major initiative to eliminate raccoon rabies since its initial discovery in southern...

A letter to CCWHC 0

A letter to CCWHC

In July of this year, Dr Richard Kock told those gathered at the international scientific meeting of the Wildlife Disease Association: “It’s the kids that count!” It’s the kids, the next generation, who must...

Benefits of wildlife highway crossings in Banff National Park 1

Benefits of wildlife highway crossings in Banff National Park

Highway mortality of wildlife at Banff National Park (BNP) has decreased over the years thanks to the underpasses, overpasses and fencing along Trans-Canada highway which cuts through the park. A recent article in UToday...

WCVM graduates show support for the CCWHC 0

WCVM graduates show support for the CCWHC

Students from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s 2010 graduating class have decided to donate their graduation account surplus to a variety of organisations that touched their lives while attending the college.  One of the organizations that was selected to receive a donation...

Conquer Chronic Wasting Disease with Science and Policy 0

Conquer Chronic Wasting Disease with Science and Policy

There are health threats to wildlife in Canada and worldwide, with spill over to people and domestic animals, but Canada has been ahead of the pack in planning, preparedness and active stewardship of wildlife...

Save Beluga whales of the St. Lawrence Estuary 0

Save Beluga whales of the St. Lawrence Estuary

According to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, there are currently 543 plant and animal species at risk in Canada There are health threats to wildlife in Canada and worldwide,...

Save the Songbirds 0

Save the Songbirds

According to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, there are currently 543 plant and animal species at risk in Canada. There are health threats to wildlife in Canada and worldwide,...

Healthy Wildlife, Healthy People 0

Healthy Wildlife, Healthy People

According to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, there are currently 543 plant and animal species at risk in Canada When wild animals make people sick, it spells trouble for...