Identification

Name

National Wildlife Health Center Mortality Events

Status

Active

Category

Data Source

People
(1) Joanne Bosch, secretary, jbosch@usgs.gov
Organizations
(1) United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Update frequency

Daily

Created

2014-07-09 22:15:55+00:00

Modified

2016-07-08 14:54:20.466205+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

USGS and a network of partners work on documenting wildlife mortality events in order to provide timely and accurate information on locations, species, and causes of death. This information is used by natural resource managers, researchers, and public health officials to help design disease prevention and mitigation strategies, to address interconnections between human, domestic animal and wildlife disease, and to assist in identification of 'normal' disease issues vs. biosecurity concerns.

Goals
(1) Baseline awareness
(2) Consequence management
(3) Early warning
Year start

1995

URL http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/mortality_events/
URL (alternate) http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/map/mortality_events.jsp
Related system
(1) National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC)
(2) U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Official Reports
(2) Personal Communication