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Entries for May 2021

In Mongolia: One Health for Wildlife, Livestock and People

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In Mongolia: One Health for Wildlife, Livestock and People
(May 19, 2021) Veterinarian Dr Enkhtuvshin Shiilegdamba or "Enkee" is Director of WCS Mongolia's Country Program. For many years her work has recognized the interconnectedness between human, animal and environmental health and, as she tells PBS Nature in this blog, "We all understand now through COVID-19 that global pandemics can emerge at any time, and that the best prevention is based on a One Health approach that incorporates and protects health for the benefit of people, livestock, wildlife, and ...

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Protecting Biodiversity to Protect Your Health

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Protecting Biodiversity to Protect Your Health
(May 11, 2021) Why is protecting biodiversity synonymous with protecting our own health? If spillover events themselves are inevitable, how can we limit the likelihood that they will become epidemics or pandemics? Where do commercial wildlife markets and subsistence hunting fit into the equation? Dr. Christian Walzer, Director of WCS' Health Program, spoke with "This PodCast will Kill You" to answer these and other questions on how biodiversity conservation reduces the risk of pandemics:COVID-19 Chap...

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