Australian Wildlife Health Institute - concept, terms of reference and next steps
Recently, the concept to establish a new Australian institute for applied wildlife health science, the Australian Wildlife Health Institute (AWHI), was launched. A workshop was held in November 2019 with key wildlife management agencies and research organisations to determine support for the concept and establish the terms of reference for this initiative should it proceed. It was agreed that AWHI should be an inclusive, highly multidisciplinary collaboration between stakeholders, researchers and communities, integrating Australia’s research and training capacity to deliver solutions for priority wildlife health problems. The initiative is about to embark on the development of a research, training and engagement roadmap and proposal phase and is seeking engagement from those interested.