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Transformation through time: How wildlife disease became a focus of conservation

April 2, 2012

When I began my career as an assistant waterfowl biologist in 1956, wildlife disease was not a major concern for conservation agencies. Some states— such as California, Michigan, New York, Wyoming, and Colorado— had small internal wildlife disease programs to investigate wildlife mortality events, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) had a program focused on migratory birds.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2012
Title Transformation through time: How wildlife disease became a focus of conservation
DOI
Authors Milton Friend
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title The Wildlife Professional
Series Number
Index ID 70037900
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wildlife Health Center

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