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Wildlife Health Australia (WHA) is the coordinating body for wildlife health in Australia. Our principal objectives are the protection and enhancement of the natural environment. We undertake research, investigate and monitor wildlife diseases in Australia.
We link, inform and support people and organisations who work with or have an interest in wildlife health and provide leadership, coordination, technical advice, facilitation, communications and professional support. Our members form a network of government and private stakeholders to help manage the adverse effects of wildlife diseases on Australia’s environment, biodiversity, animal and human health, trade and tourism.
WHA has a strong One Health focus. Through our activities we also help link the environment, animal health and public health sectors. We collect and disseminate information on wildlife disease events from across Australia through our programs and projects.
During disease incidents involving wildlife, our role is one of communication, coordination, linkage and the provision of technical information to assist response agencies and stakeholders.
Watch a short video on the role of Wildlife Health Australia:
Healthy Wildlife Healthy Australia
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Find out more from WHA Fact Sheets.
Access to the database is restricted to WHA surveillance program participants.
Requests for data held in eWHIS may be submitted for specific projects.
Protecting Australia's most endangered microbat on Threatened Species Day - Sep 2019
Wildlife cases pose challenge for Australia’s veterinarians - VIN News Service - Mar 2019
New resource helping wildlife workers to combat disease - Nov 2018
Protecting Australian bats earns national award - Mar 2018
Kimberley covered for wildlife health - 15 Feb 2018
Tassie vet clinics join national program for wildlife health - 19 Jun 2017
National training highlights wildlife disease risks - 31 Mar 2017
Far North Queensland vet clinic joins national program for wildlife health - 2 Jun 2016
Universities help with wildlife health - 19 Jan 2016
Keeping an eye on avian influenza in wild Aussie birds - 31 Jul 2015