Workshop Proceedings – Review of wildlife exotic disease preparedness in Australia

This report summarises the proceedings of a workshop to review wildlife disease preparedness in Australia. The workshop was organised by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC), with funding from the Wildlife Exotic Disease Preparedness Program (WEDPP) of the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. It was held over 2-3 April 2008 in Canberra.

The workshop aimed to review:

  • recent research related to wildlife disease preparedness, including WEDPP-funded
  • current status of training manuals (particularly AUSVETPLAN’s Wild Animal Response Strategy) and preparedness exercises
  • infrastructure of WEDPP.

Representatives from all states attended, from departments of agriculture and environment, universities, the Australian Wildlife Health Network (AWHN), Australian Registry of Wildlife Health, the IA CRC and the Australian Biosecurity CRC. Two representatives from New Zealand’s Department of Conservation and Landcare Research also attended.

AuthorHenderson, W. R.
Secondary titleReview of wildlife exotic disease preparedness in Australia
Place publishedConference Location
PublisherInvasive AnimalsCooperative Research Centre
InstitutionInvasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre
Pages50 pp
ISBN/ISSNWeb ISBN: 978-0-9804999-6-4
RegionAustralia - national
DocumentsReview of wildlife exotic disease preparedness in Australia