Engaged Curriculum Grants

Conservation Medicine

The preservation of endangered species is widely recognized as an urgent global issue, but — because of the complexity of ecological relationships — the solutions aren’t simple. This project links classroom learning and activities of doctor of veterinary medicine and undergraduate students with unique field experiences in conservation medicine, focusing on the endangered Indonesian Rhinoceroses and the African Great Apes. Students learn about the cultural and economic pressures that contribute to species risk and engage in science-based mitigation strategies, while employing the concept of One Health, a holistic approach to medicine that considers animal, environmental and human health and sustainability. Students then share their new knowledge with local communities — creating lasting partnerships, building local capacity for conservation, and reaching beneficial solutions for humans and animals.

Grant type: Development

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