Southern Africa

Wildlife Disease Association

Student Chapter

University of Pretoria

WDA is all wildlife diseases, all conservation, all one health, all the time! 

In March 1951, a group of 28 U.S. and Canadian scientists interested in wildlife diseases founded the Wildlife Disease Committee, which became the Wildlife Disease Association (WDA).

Today, the WDA is an international scientific society of wildlife professionals, veterinarians, epidemiologists, biologists, ecologists, research scientists, and other individuals involved with wildlife health and related disciplines, promoting research, management, education, communication, consultation, and collaboration. International sections within the WDA help to meet the needs of members worldwide.

Students have always played a prominent role in the WDA. Student chapters share the objectives of the WDA and are created to educate and connect students that share common interests in wildlife diseases.

Welcome to the Student Chapter of Southern Africa based at the University of Pretoria.


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