Pandemic prevention should not victimize Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

Pandemic prevention should not victimize Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities In a new paper published by Conservation Letters, authors Jason M. Tylianakis, Mark R. Herse, Sanna Malinennd, and  Phil O’B. Lyver lay out how wildlife consumption bans would inflict economic and cultural harms on already marginalised people. "During times of crisis, such as the present COVID pandemic, calls...
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Video: “The Eden Illusion: The Fate of Africa’s Wildlife in a post-COVID-19 World” The Conservation Imperative 2020

VIDEO: THE EDEN ILLUSION: The Fate of Africa's Wildlife in a post-COVID-19 World The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on human health, social welfare, and the economies of nations across the globe. Blanket travel restrictions, enforced to contain the virus, ensured the instant collapse of tourism worldwide. Several African nations were particularly hard hit because of tourism's high...
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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...
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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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