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.