Wildlife health monitoring and capacity-building for leopard conservation in Russia (AKA Amur Leopard & Wildlife Health Project)
ZSL - Zoological Society of London
Host Country Institutions:
Primorskaya State Academy of Agriculture, WCS - Russia, Moscow Zoo, Novosibirsk Zoo, Lazovsky State Nature Reserve, Tigris, Phoenix Fund, Russian Academy of Science, Vladivostock, Ultios Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, IFAW - Russia
Europe & Central Asia
Biodiversity conservation in the RFE enhanced by developing local capacity to conduct wildlife health surveys and monitoring and by assessing the health status of Amur leopards, of their prey, and of domestic animals suspected of passing diseases on to wild cat populations as the basis for improved strategies for long-term wildlife health monitoring and management, and disease risk management in Amur leopard reintroduction.
Capacity of vets in the RFE to address wildlife health issues increased;
Health status assessed of leopards, their prey, domestic cats and dogs, and of health threats to wild leopards;WHMU established in Ussurisk;
Strategies developed to monitor and limit disease transmission and for possible reintroduction programme.