Center for Conservation Medicine, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University
Data Center Description
The Center for Conservation Medicine (Tufts CCM) takes a unique interdisciplinary approach to ecosystem health. Through the practice of Conservation Medicine, Tufts CCM brings together veterinarians, physicians, ecologists, and conservation professionals to develop education and research activities that explore the relationships among animal, human, and environmental health.
The Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine (TuftsCCM) addresses the health relationships occurring at the interface of humans, animals, and the environment, working to achieve overall ecosystem health. Human development, population growth, and modern technologies inevitably lead to altered landscapes, increased demands on limited resources, and decreased land, air and water quality. The cumulative impact of these issues takes form as emerging disease, species extinction, and health implications for wildlife, domestic animals, and humans. Our work is designed with the ultimate goals of affecting change toward a secure quality of life for all species and developing solutions for humans to harmoniously and sustainably coexist with other species.