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Wildlife Health Event Reporter

The Wildlife Health Event Reporter is a web-based application created to record wildlife observations by citizens concerned about dead or sick wildlife. Early detection of disease events that affect wildlife is often difficult to achieve. There must be observers in the area to take note of the event, and have knowledge of what to do with that information, as well as beat scavengers to the evidence. To help address this need, the Wildlife Data Integration Network (WDIN) developed WHER. After wildlife disease events are recorded in WHER, these observations are joined with other wildlife sightings and are viewable in tabular reports or on a map, enabling people to see where similar events are happening.

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Geographic Scope: United States

Project Status: Hiatus or on hold - recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Data entry, Identification, Learning, Observation, Site selection and/or description,

Start Date: 2010

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Fields of Science: Animals, Biology, Birds, Ecology and environment, Health and medicine, Nature and outdoors, Ocean/water and marine

Intended Outcomes: Programmatic, Research development, Civic and community, Individual learning, Conservation,