Monitoring the health of British garden wildlife

Credit: Jill Pakenham    

Welcome to Garden Wildlife Health (GWH), a collaborative project between the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Froglife and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), that aims to monitor the health of, and identify disease threats to, British wildlife.

Use the menu bar above to find out more about disease threats to British wildlife, wildlife friendly habitat management and the scientific outputs of the project so far or download a poster about the project. You can now search the entire GWH database online to see what’s occurring nationally and in your region.

Report sick or dead wildlife

Avian influenza (bird flu) current information: Defra
Amphibian Disease Alert
Credit: Mike Toms


Garden Wildlife Health (GWH) is a collaborative project which aims to monitor the health of, and identify disease threats to, British wildlife.

Credit: Tony Wills


View the results of the project, disease incident report locations and read related publications.

Credit: Mike Toms


Advice on creating a healthy environment in your garden for wildlife.

Credit: Hugh Linn


Read factsheets about diseases found in garden wildlife and how to spot the symptoms.

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FAQ and Guide

Get help with reporting incidents to us.

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Your donation will fund vital research into British wildlife diseases of conservation concern.


Garden Wildlife Health (GWH) is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, APHA Diseases of Wildlife Scheme and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).      

The Garden Wildlife Health static website is managed by ZSL for all partner organisations. Registered Charity Number 208728 © Zoological Society of London.