Humans, Wildlife, and Their Shared Health


Human-wildlife interactions such as injuries and wildlife disease outbreaks can be economically, socially, medically, and environmentally costly. With the recognition that human, animal, and environmental health are interconnected, interdisciplinary fields and approaches like One Health have emerged to inform policy, expand scientific knowledge, and address sustainability challenges. In this broadcast, we will discuss some of the challenges for land management agencies to maintain wildlife health and manage human-wildlife interactions and the social considerations that impact this work. The broadcast is presented by Kirsten Leong, PhD, NPS, Human Dimensions Program Manager, and Samantha Gibbs, DVM PhD, USFWS, Wildlife Veterinarian.