World Wildlife Day 2022


OIE Webinar “Global Wildlife Health”

World Wildlife Day aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. In 2022, the OIE organised a webinar across five regions and in twelve different time zones, connecting wildlife health stakeholders globally. The webinar was held in two sessions and the three official OIE languages (English, French and Spanish).

The OIE is addressing challenges involving wildlife health through the implementation of the OIE Wildlife Health Framework.
We look to the global community to protect wildlife health to achieve One Health. Towards this goal, the OIE Regional Representations organised a webinar on “Global wildlife health” on World Wildlife Day in 2022.

The event was open for participants globally. The target audience included multi-sectoral participants with an interest in wildlife health, and university students and young professionals were particularly encouraged to join. Over 340 participants joined the sessions.

The webinar was held in two sessions, one for the eastern hemisphere and one for the western hemisphere, and with the three official OIE languages (English, French and Spanish).  The webinar took place on Zoom® with active participation from the audience and was also live-streamed on YouTube®

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Welcome –  Dr Lesa Thompson, OIE Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific, Tokyo

Special message –  Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace

Spotlight on the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Chair: Lesa Thompson

Current and future OIE activities on wildlife
Dr Keith Hamilton, Preparedness and Resilience Department, OIE headquarters, Paris

Global situation of wildlife disease surveillance
Dr Mariana Delgado, Preparedness and Resilience Department, OIE headquarters, Paris

Early detection systems for wildlife
Dr Yacinthe Guigma, EBO-SURSY, OIE Regional Representation for Africa, Bamako

Interactive session
Mentimeter® quiz & participant opinions

Wildlife health globe-trotting
Chair: Patrick Bastiaensen

Session introduction
Dr Patrick Bastiaensen, OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Eastern Africa, Nairobi

Asia and the Pacific
Dr Hirofumi Kugita, OIE Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, Tokyo

African swine fever in wild pigs in Asia and the Pacific
Dr Brendan Cowled, Executive Consultant and Director, AusVet, Canberra

Middle East
Dr Ghazi Yehia, OIE Regional Representative for the Middle East, Beirut

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) in wildlife in the Middle East
Dr Ahmad Al-Majali, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Al Ramtha, ‎Irbid‎

Dr Budimir Plavsic, OIE Regional Representative for Europe, Moscow

Rabies in wildlife in Europe
Dr Maxim Sîrbu, National Food Safety Agency, Republic of Moldova, Chișinău

Dr Karim Tounkara, OIE Regional Representative for Africa, Bamako

Anthrax in wildlife in Africa
Dr Augusta Kivunyza, Kitui County Veterinary Services, Kenya Zoonotic Diseases Unit, Nairobi

Dr Luis Barcos, OIE Regional Representative for the Americas, Buenos Aires

White nose syndrome in the Americas
Dr Jordi Segers, Scientific Coordinator Bats, Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative, Halifax

Ecosystem health and biodiversity
Chair: Maria-Eugenia Chimenti

Importance of biodiversity for ecosystem health
Dr Marcela Uhart, University of California Davis, OIE Working Group for Wildlife

Interactive session
Mentimeter® participant opinions & questions for speakers

Closing remarks
Dr Monique Eloit, OIE Director General, OIE Headquarters, Paris