National Stakeholder Workshop on Wildlife Health

  • Conducted by The Central Zoo Authority.
  • 2nd National Level Stakeholder Workshop on 22 December 2023, in New Delhi.
  • Headed by the Union Minister of State, Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Mr Ashwini Chaubey.
  • To advance the Development of the National Referral Centre for Wildlife (NRC-W).
  • To enable collaboration for One Health initiatives.
  • Experts from organizations of human health, livestock health, wildlife research Institutes, National Park managers, zoo directors, CCMB, ICAR- NIVEDI, WII, NTCA, and IVRI were present.


  • Development of NRC-W.
  • Disease Surveillance Needs in the Wildlife Sector.
  • Linkages with Human and Livestock Programs.
  • R&D Needs for the Wildlife Sector.
  • Need for an Effective Capacity Building Framework.

Focus Areas for the Proposed NRC-W.

  • Disease/species-based research from the perspective of emerging infectious diseases.
  • National Wildlife Disease Surveillance Program.
  • Prevention and management of wildlife diseases in emergent situations.
  • Skill-based training and continued capacity-building of wildlife professionals.
  • Command Control Data & Information Management (Analytics).
  • Shaping Wildlife Health Policy.
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