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New WCS Report: One Health in Action

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New WCS Report: One Health in Action
(November 18, 2020) A One Health approach is a collaborative, dynamic, and transdisciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes for all. Today, broad consensus exists that health encompasses more than parasites and pathogens; it must incorporate socio-economic, political, evolutionary, and environmental factors while also considering individual attributes and behaviors. On November 17, WCS issued a report on One Health ...

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One Planet, One Health, One Future

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One Planet, One Health, One Future
(November 13, 2020) On November 17-18 WCS and the German Federal Foreign Office will jointly host a virtual meeting on how to operationalize One Health across the globe. COVID-19 has shown us the exorbitant cost of inaction.  Global leaders in wildlife and human health are taking further active steps to ensure that governments, academia, and civil society break down barriers and form a united effort to prevent the emergence or resurgence of diseases, like COVID-19, that threaten people, wildlife, and...

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A Multi-stakeholder High-Level Approach to One Health

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A Multi-stakeholder High-Level Approach to One Health
(November 13, 2020) WCS' Dr Sarah Olson joined an impressive list of speakers for the Paris Peace Forum to speak on zoonotic diseases, pandemics and the Berlin Principles at the launch of the "One Health" High-Level Expert Council, reiterating the interconnectedness between human, wildlife and ecosystem health, and the importance of a One Health approach to build back better post COVID-19.

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It's One Health Day

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It's One Health Day
(November 03, 2020) On One Health Day this year, in the face of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot ignore the intricate connection between human, animal and environmental health. Increasingly destructive anthropogenic activities, such as extraction of wildlife, agricultural expansion and continued destruction of forests in biodiverse landscapes, have increased the rate of spillover of zoonotic diseases from wildlife to humans. On October 25, 2019, just a month before the emergence of COVID19, WCS, togethe...

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It's Bat Week!

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It's Bat Week!
(October 28, 2020) Bats are often maligned, despite the fact that they provide vital ecosystem services for our planet, and are truly remarkable animals!  Here are 10 Reasons to Appreciate Bats!And an important reminder from our epidemiologist Dr Sarah Olson: Bat Week and COVID-19: It’s Actually About UsPhoto: Nate Fuller

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