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Our Actions Put People and Wildlife at Risk of Disease

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Our Actions Put People and Wildlife at Risk of Disease
(October 20, 2021) The greatest danger of new pandemics often lies in disturbed landscapes, says WCS's Chris Walzer. When humans, their livestock, and dogs take up residence in previously wild places, this unnatural interface allows people and animals to swap new infectious pathogens. Read more in this Mongabay article: In harm’s way: Our actions put people and wildlife at risk of disease 

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Rethinking Pandemic Prevention at the UNGA

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Rethinking Pandemic Prevention at the UNGA
(September 30, 2021) "The COVID-19 pandemic is a real wake-up call for the world," said WCS's Christian Sampler at this week's United Nations General Assembly side event. These types of spillovers have been happening and their frequency is increasing. Watch the special session on "Healthy Ecosystems for People and Planet" here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbWp9Hz7S4A

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One World One Health Newsletter: Holistic Benefits of Wildlife Surveillance

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One World One Health Newsletter: Holistic Benefits of Wildlife Surveillance
(August 30, 2021) WCS's WildHealthNet project is supporting the governments of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia to build sustainable wildlife surveillance platforms with a One Health approach. The networks have already facilitated the rapid detection and response to avian influenza and African swine fever outbreaks. Greater investment in wildlife health should accompany vital efforts to combat deforestation, forest degradation, and wildlife trade, and reverse the devastating trajectory of ...

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One Health Prioritized by G7

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One Health Prioritized by G7
(June 22, 2021)  The G7 (Group of Seven) is an organisation of the world's seven largest so-called advanced economies. They are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States. Recently the leaders of these countries convened at the G-7 Summit in Cornwall, England where they made several important commitments addressing the interlinked existential crises facing our planet—climate change, biodiversity loss, and zoonotic pandemics. The renewed focus on nature by these nations is an ...

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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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