COVID-19 Data

Wildlife trade pandemics and the law: Fighting this year’s pandemic with last year’s laws

A report from Legal Atlas, Eco Health and George Mason University

This report takes a critical look at what have nations already done with their laws that support the monitoring and prevention of disease emergence that comes from wildlife? In particular, it examines how ten different areas of law respond to this need and provides a summary of the legal challenges and the many opportunities for immediate action. Find the report HERE.

For information concerning specific recommendations / guidelines for the prevention of or surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 in wildlife species please check out our COVID-19 Resources HERE.

Recent News & Announcements

Statement from the Wildlife Disease Association on WHO-China Report on SARS-CoV-2 HERE.

Save the Date for the next AAWV, WDA-WVS & TWS-WDWG - Trilateral Wildlife Health Webinar

Speaker, Heather Baron who is the Medical & Research Director for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) in Sanibel, FL will speak on “Brevetoxicosis: Impacts & Intervention for Wildlife"

Key Date: Tuesday, July 27, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, USA, EDT.

Topic: WDA WVS Trilateral Webinar
Time: Jul 27, 2021, 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

More information HERE

USGS Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Webinar Series

This webinar series is to raise situational awareness among wildlife managers and organizations in North America regarding ongoing HPAI outbreaks in wild birds in Eurasia and the potential for future outbreaks in North America. The webinar series including questions will be recorded.

Key Dates: August 2-4, 2021 from 11:00 am - 2:00 PM US EDT

For a detailed schedule and speaker list as well as webinar access information specific for each day, click HERE

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We are researchers, practitioners and educators! Please watch our video to learn more about us!

WDA Updates

Mark your Calendars! WDA will host a virtual week 30 August – 5, September 2020

Dear WDA colleagues,

COVID19 has sadly forced us to postpone our International Conference in Cuenca until 2021. However, I am certain you will all agree that in these last months more than ever before wildlife has been discussed here, there and everywhere! The topics of wildlife health, diseases and the links between wild animals, livestock and humans have made it to the media front pages, and forced many of us to put extra hours of work no matter where we are located.

I would argue it is therefore more than appropriate for our association to get together and take a short pause to discuss among other things, on what is happening in the different sections of our association, and how we can as a group continue to be a reference and a valued contributor to promote wildlife health across the globe.

With the help of technology, I would like to invite you all to join us for a virtual WDA week at the beginning of September. During this week, we are planning to host several events:

1. Our WDA Council meeting - the meeting will be held in two 3-hour blocks, Monday august 31st, and Tuesday September 1st both starting at 16:00 EDT (UCT/GMT - 4 hours).

2. WDA annual business meeting - the meeting will be held Thursday, September 3rd at 9 am EDT (UTC-4 hours).  Not only will we discuss what is happening in WDA (some exciting news), but we will announce the winners of our two most prestigious awards, the Ed Adison Distinguished Service Award and the joint AAWV and WDA, Tom Thorne and Beth Williams Memorial Award. 

3. Wildlife health across the world – each of our sections has been challenged to organize a 1hr session where they will bring 2 invited lecturers to present topics relevant to the respective section. These meetings will be open to all no matter where you are located and can be a short yet “teasing” chance to hear on what is keeping you colleagues across the globe so busy!

A calendar has been made to help you locate the different meetings and the times they take place. Please refer to the time zones columns to identify the correct time for you. Some may mean a late evening or a very early rise, but I have no doubts it will be worth it! The calendar can be accessed HERE.

These meetings will be hosted as ZOOM webinar and we will provide all with the links closer to the dates. More info on each “Wildlife health across the world” session will also be on our webpage in the coming days/week.

I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible during this week!

With my best regards,

Carlos das Neves
WDA President
69th Annual WDA / 14th Biennial EWDA Joint Virtual Conference 

Support our Student Members at the Student-Mentor Mixer: 
August 31, 21:30 – 23:30 CEST / 3:30 – 5:30 PM (EDT)

There’s been a lot happening in the WDA over the past year so please join us for the WDA Business Meeting:
September 1, 15:00-17:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST) / 9:00 – 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Come celebrate successes at the Awards Ceremony:
Thursday, September 2nd, 15:00 – 16:30 (CEST) / 9:00 – 10:30 AM (EDT)

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn, share, exchange and interact with colleagues from all over the world.


To see the program as it appears on the conference website take a look HERE

For a different view click HERE to access full page PDF's of all the presentations and associated meetings for each session.  Times are listed in both CEST and EDT and there is also a sheet that converts AM and PM to Military time.

WDA Continues to Support One Health

For more than 60 years Wildlife Disease Association has published what is now called One Health research, facilitated One Health solutions to wildlife conservation challenges, and promoted One Health education.

For over 30 years WDA's One Health mission has been to "acquire, disseminate, and apply knowledge of the health and diseases of wild animals in relation to their biology, conservation and ecology including interactions with humans and domestic animals”.

Most recently WDA's slogan says it all:
WDA is all wildlife diseases, all conservation, all one health, all the time!"

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