Ecology and conservation: contributions to One Health

Cleaveland, S. , Borner, M. and Gislason, M. (2014) Ecology and conservation: contributions to One Health. Revue scientifique et technique (International Office of Epizootics), 33(2), pp. 615-627. (doi: 10.20506/rst.33.2.2307) (PMID:25707188)

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Although One Health is widely promoted as a more effective approach towards human, animal and ecosystem health, the momentum is still driven largely by health professionals, predominantly from the veterinary sector. While few can doubt the merits of interdisciplinary One Health approaches to tackle complex health problems, operating across the disciplines still presents many challenges. This paper focuses on the contributions of partners from ecology and conservation to One Health approaches, and identifies four broad areas which could act as a focus for practical engagement and bring ecological and conservation objectives more to the forefront of the One Health agenda: i) developing initiatives with shared conservation and health objectives, particularly in and around protected areas and including programmes addressing human reproductive health and mental health; ii) broadening concepts of health to extend beyond indicators of disease to include the assessment of ecological impacts; iii) the integration of ecological and epidemiological monitoring systems within protected areas to support conservation management and wildlife disease surveillance; iv) building partnerships to bring conservation, health, development and animal welfare agencies together to combat threats to global biodiversity and health from the international trade in wildlife and wildlife products.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Borner, Dr Markus and Cleaveland, Professor Sarah
Authors: Cleaveland, S., Borner, M., and Gislason, M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Revue scientifique et technique (International Office of Epizootics)

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518811Towards the strategic control of foot-and-mouth disease in Africa: new techniques for a neglected problemSarah CleavelandBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)BB/H009302/1RI BIODIVERSITY ANIMAL HEALTH & COMPMED
518911Development of a vaccination strategy for the control of malignant catarrhal feverSarah CleavelandBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)BB/H009035/1RI BIODIVERSITY ANIMAL HEALTH & COMPMED