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Management of diseases in free-ranging wildlife populations

August 2, 2022

Diseases are increasingly threatening the conservation of wildlife species. Spillover of pathogens into humans and domestic animals may negatively impact public health and the economy, requiring increased proactive management actions. The North American Wildlife Management Model provides the philosophical basis for managing wildlife and underpins all management options. Diseases in wildlife populations may be managed by manipulation of the environment, manipulation of the host, manipulation of the agent, and modification of human behavior. Important considerations include setting management goals, and metrics to assess success. Future strategies include using systems and One Health approaches to develop interventions that optimize outcomes for humans, animals, and the environment.

Publication Year 2022
Title Management of diseases in free-ranging wildlife populations
Authors Mark L. Drew, Jonathan M. Sleeman
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 70234148
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wildlife Health Center