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A feasibility study for the establishment of a national wildlife health centre in Sri Lanka

Author(s) : S. Valeix, et al.

Summary :

Sri Lanka is a tropical nation within a zoogeographic zone that is at high risk for infectious disease emergence. In 2010, a study was conducted on the feasibility of enhancing capacity in Sri Lanka to manage wildlife diseases through the establishment of a national wildlife health centre. The Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre was assessed as a potential model for adaptation in Sri Lanka. Interviews and group meetings were conducted with potential key participants from the Sri Lankan Departments of Wildlife Conservation and Animal Production and Health, and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science of the University of Peradeniya. In addition, site visits were made to potentially participating facilities and the literature on best practices in building scientific capacity was consulted.
 
Keywords
Canada – Capacity building – Disease – Feasibility – Management – National wildlife health centre – Sri Lanka – Surveillance – Wildlife – Wildlife health.

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