Why is Conservation Medicine Important?
A Coggle Diagram about Discuss how and why it has emerged as a discipline and illustrate this
with at least one relevant example of conservation medicine in practice., Problems (Not enough understanding and
catastrophic spiral of death already
underway., Damage of disrupting ecosystem, Money, Mammal focussed and Lack of public understanding of the magnitude of the problem.), Reflect on the contribution that veterinarians can make to this field and
how they can interact with other disciplines., Describe the concept of Conservation Medicine. and In 1662 John Evelyn submitted a paper to the Royal Society entitled Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest-Trees and the Propagation of Timber. Sylva was later published as a book and shows early awareness of the importance of sustainable forestry. This same year the last dodo (Raphus cucullatus) was killed in Mauritius. (IUCN, 2012)
New species are being discovered every day; in 2008 18,164 newly discovered species were described, of which 2163 were already extinct. (Grieneisen, 2014)