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Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study

Donate to the Southeastern wildlife health development fund

Donate to SCWDS

If you enjoy wildlife and believe that wildlife is a measure of environmental quality, please join with other conservationists in supporting SCWDS. Your tax-deductible contribution of any amount will help expand and strengthen efforts to prevent or minimize disease problems in wildlife.

To fully achieve its mission of enhancing wildlife, SCWDS needs more help than is available from government entities. Consequently, SCWDS has established The Southeastern Wildlife Health Development Fund to accept private donations. Gifts such as yours can help upgrade the scope and quality projects sponsored by state and federal wildlife agencies. Your contribution is vital to help SCWDS maintain vigorous, healthy wildlife populations. All gifts are tax-deductible. Make a secure, online donation now or contact our Director about donation options or for more information.

Here are some ways your donation will be used:

  • Establish an Endowed Funding Base. SCWDS depends primarily on annual contracts from supporting state and federal agencies. Thus, it is constantly vulnerable to budget upheavals in both state and federal governments. Such financial instability makes long-term studies and continuity of personnel more difficult. Large gifts will be placed in trust to provide sustained support for SCWDS.
  • Spread Knowledge. SCWDS publications include over 432 scientific articles; an award winning book on deer diseases; a wildlife diseases field manual with color photographs; range maps for U.S. big game; and brochures on Lyme disease, brucellosis, and other topics. The faculty and staff also have conducted workshops and seminars to train wildlife managers, animal health officials, and veterinarians nationwide. Your contribution can help expand this education program to reach many more people who would benefit from wildlife health information.
  • Enhance Graduate and Post-Graduate Training. SCWDS faculty members teach graduate students in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the D.B. Warnell School of Forest Resources. SCWDS also offers post-graduate fellowships when finances permit. These students receive professional training to become future wildlife health experts, and their research projects result in valuable contributions to the knowledge of wildlife diseases. Your dollars invested in their education will help protect our Nation's precious wildlife for future generations.

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