Dear Friends of the Cornell Wildlife Health Center,
As we continue to navigate 2020 together as best we can, I wanted to thank you for your support, for your interest, and for all you do— whether in your own back yard or across the globe— to secure a future for wildlife and wild places.
We obviously ignore the unsustainable state of our relationship with wild nature at our own peril, with the pandemic and climate change as just two glaring reminders of that fact. But there are many reasons for hope
as we say good-bye to 2020 (and not a moment too soon), and find our footing again as COVID vaccines become more and more available. I see hope in our team’s recent work with policymakers on preventing the next pandemic, in every wild animal that is released after treatment from our Swanson Wildlife Hospital, in our students’ continuing to plan immersion experiences in conservation and development at home and abroad, in our work developing a way to protect the health of wild tigers, in our provision of veterinary care to the animals at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, and in our partnership with the N.Y.S. Dept. of Environmental Conservation to secure a healthy future for New York’s diverse wildlife. We have seen genuine progress on these fronts and many more this year, and as a reminder, all of our news since we launched the Cornell Wildlife Health Center is available here
Our team looks forward to a brighter 2021; please keep safe and have a peaceful holiday season.
With sincere thanks again,