The Government of Canada to invest over $2.1 million in wildlife disease surveillance across the country

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Cision Newswire
February 9, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada

GATINEAU, QC – Canada’s wildlife species contribute to the well-being of Canadians and the maintenance of healthy ecosystems. Wildlife diseases can affect the balance of national animal populations and have implications for human health, food security, and the country’s agricultural and economic prosperity. The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the health of wildlife to ensure that healthy interactions between wild and domestic animals, and the Canadian public, are maintained. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced today the Government of Canada is investing $2.1 million over three years to support projects to improve our knowledge and management of issues related to wildlife diseases. The projects are being led by the national office of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative, based at the University of Saskatchewan. These projects include the development of new tools to track wildlife health and the risks of emerging infectious diseases.

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