COVID-19: wildlife trade and communities: a selection of recently published articles

We are sharing some links to recent COVID-19 related news articles and papers recommended in the IUCN SULi Digest March and April 2020 Edition. Some of these articles also appear as blogs on our blog page Wildlife trade and trade bans Despite COVID-19, using wild species may still be the best way to save them by Dilys Roe Wildlife trade: Regulated markets involving local communities,...
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...

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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