coronavirus and snakes

Snakes make good food. Banning farms won’t help the fight against coronavirus

Originally published in The Conversation  authored by Daniel Natusch, Macquarie University; Graham Alexander, University of the Witwatersrand; Ngo Van Tri, and Patrick Aust, University of Oxford The wildlife trade has long been closely linked to disease outbreaks. It has been implicated in the SARS epidemic of 2002, Ebola in 2013 and now in the COVID-19 coronavirus. In response to the COVID-19...

Open letter to WHO and UN Environment Programme

Dear Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Ms. Inger Andersen, COVID-19: Holistic, equitable solutions are required to improve human and planetary health and reduce zoonotic pandemic risks  We, the undersigned individuals and organisations, commend the work the UN is doing to tackle the COVID-19 disease pandemic and its socio-economic consequences. The recently released UN Framework for the...
wildlife trade

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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