Data-driven conservation efforts
WILDLIFE/savi uses data from wildlife clinics in Minnesota to help improve our understanding of wildlife health and factors contributing to conservation status. By bringing together data from different wildlife rehabilitation centers the project was able to improve the group’s ability to make evidence-based decision to improve care both at the individual animal and population level.
An overview of recent cases is provided as you enter the dashboard to ensure quick access to key indicator and trends. From this baseline view users can then dive into the more detailed data to ensure data is viewed in context and key statistics are never more than one mouse click away.
The outputs in WILDLIFE/savi are highly customisable, meaning clinicians or researchers can interrogate their data in a way that provides them with insights that links directly to their interest. This could include a specific animal species, a condition or disease of interest or even larger trends in morbidity and mortality across the state.
Kanankege K, Ponder J, Willette M, Schott R, Jenni P, Muellner P, Muellner U, VanderWaal K. Use of rehabilitation data to monitor spatiotemporal trends of wildlife health in Minnesota. Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD), December 2020.