The purpose of establishing the Wildlife Unit is to examine the situation in wildlife of diseases that affect or may affect humans and domestic animals and to support relevant institutions and organizations in this regard.   

The Wildlife Unit is responsible for coordinating research other than the routine analysis of wild animal samples, brought to the Institute for disease diagnosis, collecting analysis information on these samples, conducting studies in terms of public health and zoonotic diseases, and planning surveys to investigate wildlife health. It was established in 2019.

The duties of the our Unit;

• To investigate viral, parasitic, bacterial diseases and other issues by coordinating with the relevant laboratories in case of receiving samples from wild animals,

• To diagnose zoonoses and animal diseases seen in wild animals by our Institute's Wildlife Unit,

• In case of detection or notification of deaths of wild animals or sick animals, conducting field studies, collecting samples and investigating possible diseases,​