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Covid-19 Kenya

Webinar: Covid-19: Sustainability & Remodelling of Wildlife Sector

The March/April 2020 edition of IUCN SULi Digest featured some of the many articles circulating on Covid-19   which relate to Wildlife trade and trade bans and Conservation and wildlife tourism. WEBINAR: COVID-19, Conservation and Wildlife Tourism The Kenyan Department of Tourism and Wildlife hosted a webinar around the topic Covid-19: Sustainability & Remodelling of Wildlife Sector in...
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COVID-19-led ban on wild meat could take protein off the table for millions of forest dwellers

In the wake of COVID-19, conservationists have greeted China’s recent clampdown on wild animal hunting and consumption with enthusiasm. The government made the move based on scientific theories that COVID-19 was transmitted from a pangolin or a bat to humans in a market in the city of Wuhan. A similar response to the capture and consumption of wild meat occurred during the Ebola outbreak,...
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Wildlife trade in Mexico, conservation, and pandemics

As Mexico reels from the coronavirus (COVID-19) economic devastation and public health disaster, Vanda Felbab-Brown writes in a recently published article in brookings.edu, it also needs to rethink its relationship with nature. To prevent another zoogenic pandemic, it is crucial to preserve natural habitats; carefully monitor legal trade in wildlife; eliminate transmission points where the...

Humans aren’t the Virus

“There have been many plagues in the world as there have been wars, yet plagues and wars always find people equally unprepared.” - Albert Camus  From Counterpunch by FIORE LONGO APRIL 24, 2020   It’s time for a confession. Not long ago, I was sitting on the floor in a remote part of India and was given a plate of rice and meat. As a daughter of the Western world, I couldn’t stop...

Despite COVID-19, using wild species may still be the best way to save them

As the content of the post-2020 biodiversity framework is being developed, Dilys Roe discusses the role of sustainable use in reducing biodiversity loss and saving wild species, and some of the potential implications of COVID-19. Before the sudden and dramatic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a consultative workshop on sustainable use of wild species was due to be held this week in...
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Press Release: Experts call for holistic, equitable approach to tackling wildlife trade

Following the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an international group of experts and key stakeholders from 35 countries today called upon the United Nations to consider impacts on biodiversity and the world’s most vulnerable people in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 250 conservation and development experts and organisations, from international agencies to community groups...
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