Latest WILDCOMS Summer 2017 newsletter now available

The latest WILDCOMS newsletter (Summer 2017) is now available: Summer 2017 newsletter or navigate to the Newsletters tab of the WILDCOMS website for this and all of our previous newsletters.

The PBMS is a member of WILDCOMS - a collaborative network formed between various UK surveillance schemes that monitor disease and contaminants in vertebrate wildlife.

WILDCOMS aims to:

  • provide a focal point for disease and contaminant monitoring in wild vertebrates
  • provide an integrated overview of the health status of UK wild vertebrates
  • facilitate collaboration between WILDCOMS network partners
  • facilitate identification of disease and contaminants of emerging concern


The WILDCOMS website contains a wealth of information about the partner schemes involved which include:

  • Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), formerly AHVLA
  • Cardiff University Otter Project (CUOP)
  • Clean Seas Environment Monitoring Programme
  • Disease Risk Analysis and Health Surveillance Programme
  • Garden Wildlife Health
  • National Fish Tissue Archive
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) Lipophilic monitoring network
  • Scottish Raptor Health Study
  • The Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS)
  • The Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme (WIIS)
  • The Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme (WIIS) - Scotland
  • UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme

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