Training Courses

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The Global Health Program has a long history of implementing training programs covering issues that range from wildlife health and laboratory diagnostics to outbreak investigations.

World-renowned experts in the field of wildlife health and disease management implement five-day to two-week training courses directly at a host country site. Examples of previously implemented courses include Wildlife Management and Disease Control, Introduction to Field Necropsy, Clinical and Laboratory Diagnostics for Wildlife Medicine and Field Techniques in Wildlife Medicine.

In addition to featured training programs, GHP also offers customized training programs on key species, topics or techniques as identified by the host country.

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Changing Landscapes Initiative

Smithsonian scientists work alongside community members in Northwestern Virginia to evaluate the impacts of land-use change on wildlife, ecosystem services and community health.

Coral Biobank Alliance

Smithsonian scientists are part of the Coral Biobank Alliance, a global network of coral experts preserving corals for restoration and research.

Coral Species Cryopreserved with Global Collaborators​

View a list of the coral species that have been cryopreserved using a technique developed by Smithsonian scientists.

Wildebeest Conservation

Conservation Ecology Center scientists are tracking the movements of white-bearded wildebeest to understand how changes across the landscape impact the species.

Protecting Piping Plovers in the Great Lakes

In 2022, the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center will begin a new research project to help protect endangered piping plovers from predation by merlins.

Swift Fox Recovery

Smithsonian scientists, in collaboration with the Fort Belknap Fish and Wildlife Department, are embarking on a five-year swift fox reintroduction project to restore swift foxes to tribal lands and to help reestablish connectivity between disjointed swift fox populations.

Conserving the World’s Largest Working Wetland

Conservation Ecology Center researchers are collaborating with institutions in Brazil and other Smithsonian colleagues to support sustainable cattle ranching in the Pantanal wetland.