In a world first, Twycross Zoo - East Midland Zoological Society has put its closely referenced scientific and veterinary information into the public domain in a move designed to dramatically improve well-being in wildlife throughout the world.
The Wildpro® Multimedia Website ~ an electronic encyclopaedia and library ~ contains a vast amount of scientific information that has been collated over 20 years and for the first time is freely available to wildlife professionals, academics and other interested parties. The information is likely to be particularly valuable in remote developing countries, where access to libraries and similar information resources is very limited.
"There is no doubt that having this information freely available will change the way wildlife, captive and free-ranging, is treated and managed" said Dr Suzanne Boardman, CEO at Twycross Zoo. "This information resource encourages an approach to disease prevention and investigation, which considers the interaction between the animal host, the pathogen and the environment in producing either health or disease, and supports logical thinking and decision making.” Visit the Website at www.wildlifeinformation.org .