Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage

Public institution under the joint supervision of the Ministries of Ecology and Agriculture, and the National Office of Wildlife Hunting performs five main tasks that meet the major axes of the last Environmental Conference, later in the Grenelle Environment


The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (Anses) is a public authority reporting to the Ministries of Health, Agriculture, the Environment, Labour and Consumer Affairs. Its principal mission is to contribute to the protection of human health with respect to the environment, the workplace and food. The Anses Laboratory for Rabies and Wildlife of Nancy (LRFSN) contributes to national knowledge of the health status of wildlife through multiple collaborations within national epidemiological surveillance networks and field studies. As wildlife may act as reservoirs of zoonoses or diseases that are transmissible to domestic animals, monitoring their health status is both a public health and an economic issue. The laboratory has a staff of 43, two research units and an experimental station.


VetAgroSup and the associated group, including the Evolutionary Ecology research group of the UMR CNRS 5558 (University of Lyon), has a solid experience with population monitoring of mammalian populations and contributed to quality assessment of several census methods. They took a major role on developing alternative tools to population counts involving the monitoring of indicators of ecological change. Members of the group are also involved in disease surveillance and in ecological and epidemiological modeling.

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