WA Wildlife partners with a range of organisations on various research projects.
WA Wildlife is a proud member of the Sentinel Clinic Disease Surveillance program coordinated by Wildlife Health Australia. This program involves participants from a number of zoological institutions, universities and wildlife hospitals around the country. WA Wildlife participates in collaboration, sample collection and reporting of both free-ranging and rehabilitation wildlife cases relevant to wildlife health in Western Australia. This information is entered regularly into the national wildlife health database.
Our veterinarians work closely with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions in wildlife disease surveillance and reporting.
WA Wildlife is also involved in a number of research projects with universities across the country, undertaking roles in collaboration, data collection, surveillance, and sample collection.
Projects of local significance include:
- Data/sample collection for Shingleback Nidovirus1.
- Data collection for Magpie Paralysis.
- Data collection, surveillance and sample collection for Oblong Turtles (adults and hatchlings).