Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Wildlife Disease Information Node

The WDIN is a fantastic collaborative effort that uses social networking tools to share information about wildlife diseases. I immediately subscribed to their WDIN New Content and News Blog RSS feeds in my Google reader. Content looks to be current and dynamic. The following government partners are involved in the network:


Department of Homeland Security – Infectious Disease Informatics Working Group
USDA – APHIS – Wildlife Services and state cooperators
USDA – APHIS – Veterinary Services
USFWS and state cooperators
USGS National Wildlife Health Center

State / Regional

Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Idaho Fish and Game
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

I wonder where Utah is in this effort. I know that we have a very creative Wildlife Division that is doing great things with podcasts, multimedia, mashups, online services, etc.

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