Conservation Science


Please click on the individual links to find out more about our current projects.

Raptor Health Scotland

Raptor Health Scotland is a collaborative project assessing the health of birds of prey as indicators for ecosystem health.

Squirrel Health

We have a long-standing programme of disease surveillance in Scottish red squirrels, which has led to a number of more-focused research projects and associated publications on the epidemiology and diagnosis of diseases of squirrels.

Wildcats in Scotland

We provide clinical and scientific veterinary support to the Scottish Wildcat Conservation Action Group.

Trypanosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa

Trypanosomiasis case studies in Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Scottish Golden Eagle project

Golden eagle
We are providing veterinary support for Golden Eagle reinforcement efforts.

Scimitar-Horned Oryx

Scimitar-Horned Oryx
We are developing a disease risk analysis to forecast the outcomes of future wild releases of scimitar-horned oryx in Tunisia.

Waterbird Conservation Translocations

We are conducting health risk analyses (also known as disease risk analyses) for, and providing health management guidance to, waterbird conservation translocation projects being undertaken in the UK and Madagascar.

Wildlife Health Bridge

Wildlife Health Bridge project
The Wildlife Health Bridge is a collaborative project between the Zoological Society of London, Royal Veterinary College, Wildlife Institute of India, University of Edinburgh and University of Melbourne.