The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), formerly Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA), Diseases of Wildlife Scheme conducts wildlife disease surveillance (including wildlife related emerging diseases and zoonoses, diseases of conservation importance and diseases that may reflect pollution) for all vertebrate wildlife species.
The Diseases of Wildlife Scheme is run by the APHA and funded by Defra. The APHA heads the GB Wildlife Disease Surveillance Partnership (GBWDSP) which brings together other organisations that are also involved in wildlife disease surveillance.
GB Wildlife Disease Surveillance Partnership
The 2018 GB Wildlife Disease Surveillance Partnership quarterly report has been published: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wildlife-disease-surveillance-reports-2018.
The GB Wildlife Disease Surveillance Partnership is made up of the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) (formerly AHVLA), Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Institute of Zoology (IoZ), National Wildlife Management Centre of APHA (formerly part of FERA), The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), Natural England (NE) and Forestry Commission England (FCE).
- GB wildlife disease surveillance partnership quarterly reports
- Information about Avian Influenza
- Information about West Nile virus
Previous quarterly reports of GB wildlife disease surveillance produced by the GB Wildlife Disease Surveillance Partnership are available from 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014. Prior to 2014 reports are available on the archived AHVLA web pages on the National Archive website.