Guidance on wildlife diseases for wetland managers



We are contacting you to ask for your assistance concerning guidance on wildlife diseases for wetland managers and policy makers which is currently being developed by the Ramsar Convention.

Our aim is to develop products that are targeted at non-disease specialists, and that provide guidance on key issues (for example, good practice responses in the event of disease outbreaks), and pointers to further sources of information and help.

It seems likely that two types of guidance will be drafted to provide this information:

•  generic text on principles of disease prevention and control for wetland managers and policy makers; and

•  a series of information sheets on specific diseases of wetland wildlife and livestock, especially those that impact humans.

We would welcome assistance with this task, and would be grateful if you could spare a few minutes to provide us with some simple feedback, either by completing the attached questionnaire (also available in French and Spanish*) or an online survey at one of the following links:


Your feedback will both help us define ‘user needs’, and also identify useful existing sources of information. Please send all responses to<>.

We would also be grateful if you could forward this request to colleagues or others who you feel might be able to contribute.

Thank you very much!

Ruth Cromie, Rebecca Lee & David Stroud, for Ramsar’s Scientific and Technical Review Panel

* If you would like the French or Spanish version of the attached questionnaire, please contact David Stroud (<>).

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) is the statutory adviser to Government on UK and international nature conservation, on behalf of the Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside, the Countryside Council for Wales, Natural England and Scottish Natural Heritage. Its work contributes to maintaining and enriching biological diversity, conserving geological features and sustaining natural systems.

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