The Center for Conservation Medicine, an ecological health collaborative of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, the Wildlife Trust, and the Harvard Medical School Center for Health and Global Environment, provided the institutional and intellectual milieu for discussions and research in the areas of ecological health and conservation medicine. In 2000, the Center for Conservation Medicine expanded into the Consortium for Conservation Medicine, with the explicit goal of increasing collaboration with other like-minded institutions—collaboration is essential in finding solutions to complex ecological health problems.
We are deeply grateful to the New York Community Trust for their continuing support and vision throughout the development of the field of conservation medicine. We are particularly indebted to NYCT for specific support toward the publication of this book.
This book is the result of a collaborative approach to science and conservation, supported by all the risk-taking foundations and funders who helped us along the way: V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Oak Foundation, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation and the White Oak Conservation Center, Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust, Educational Foundation of America, Homeland Foundation, Rockefeller Financial Services, Morris Animal Foundation, Scholl Foundation, Acadia Foundation, Weeden Foundation, and the Fanwood Foundation. Research support for several of the authors included the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Richard Ivey Foundation, National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, the National Center for Biotechnology, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Global Change Research Program, and the U. S. Military HIV Research Program. We most humbly thank them all.