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Entries for January 2020

WCS: Chinese ban on sale of wildlife needs to be permanent

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WCS: Chinese ban on sale of wildlife needs to be permanent
(January 27, 2020) The Wildlife Conservation Society issued a statement concerning China’s announcement to temporarily ban the sale of wildlife in markets, restaurants and over e-commerce: it needs to be permanent. Read what Dr Chris Walzer, chief global veterinarian for the Wildlife Conservation Society, has to say about the ban here.Dr Walzer also spoke with The Washington Post, calling the measure an “important first step” but said the ban needs to be permanent:China bans wild animal trad...

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Wildlife Trade Likely Source of New Coronavirus

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Wildlife Trade Likely Source of New Coronavirus
(January 24, 2020) WCS Calls for Closing Live Animal Markets that Trade in Wildlife in Wake of Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak. With the outbreak of the Wuhan Coronavirus, the Wildlife Conservation Society is calling for governments to recognize the global public health threats of live animal markets and to strengthen enforcement efforts on trafficking of wild animals. Poorly regulated, live animal markets mixed with illegal wildlife trade offer a unique opportunity for viruses to spillover from wildlife hosts int...

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