Conservation Health


Conservation of endangered and threatened species and their habitats is a concern for all EMC faculty and students. The programs dealing with these species face special political and logistical challenges and require an extra measure of dedication

Examples of programs where EMC faculty, students and alumni are making major contributions to conservation medicine include re-establishment of wild river otters in the mountains of NC and West Virginia, the recovery of the red wolf, and work with elephants in Africa. EMC Conservation medicine efforts range from helping very charismatic large species to important work helping much less charismatic species such as endangered freshwater mussels, small riverine fishes and the Wyoming toad.