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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation


The mission of the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation is to foster education, expand knowledge, and reward scholarship, using multi-disciplinary approaches, for the purpose of understanding, managing, and conserving biological resources. The primary goal of our teaching, research, and extension programs is to develop and communicate the knowledge necessary for enhancing the conservation and management of wildlife and their habitats for the greatest aesthetic, ecological, economic, and recreational values.



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WEC researchers to study tick-borne diseases through $10 million CDC grant

Gainesville - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded the University of Florida (UF) $10 million to establish the Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. The center will generate research for understanding and combatting the spread of vector-borne diseases. Read more...

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

The application deadline for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at University of Florida is 28 February 2017, and applications are available at The application deadline or by emailing ddcsp@ifas.ufl.edu.

Please see this website for more information: http://programs.ifas.ufl.edu/doris-duke-conservation-scholars/.

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Have an injured or abandoned animal?

Please read the important information on our Extension page for questions and answers on this topic.