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Coronavirus: A Warning Shot from Nature?

Coronavirus: A Warning Shot from Nature?
(April 30, 2020) Humankind's encroachment on nature must change to avoid future zoonotic pandemics. The world has shifted and there's no going back, Christian Walzer of WCS' Health Program tells TRT World... Coronavirus: A Warning Shot From Nature

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Exterminating Bats Would Increase Risk of Further Disease

Exterminating Bats Would Increase Risk of Further Disease
(April 28, 2020) Executive Director of WCS' Health Program, Dr Christian Walzer reminds us that persecuting wildlife further disturbs nature and can enhance the transfer of disease: Coronavirus: Exterminating bats blamed for spreading Covid-19 would increase risk of further diseases, warn experts 

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Environmental Destruction Brought Us COVID-19. What it Brings Next Could Be Far Worse.

Environmental Destruction Brought Us COVID-19. What it Brings Next Could Be Far Worse.
(April 28, 2020) “Emerging infectious diseases, the majority of which are zoonotic and have their origin in wildlife, have been increasing significantly — both numbers of outbreaks and diversity of diseases — over the past 50 years,” said Dr. Christian Walzer, veterinarian and Executive Director of Wildlife Conservation Society' Health Program in this Huffington Post article. 

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Preventing Pandemics, Global Warming and Environmental Degradation all at Once

Preventing Pandemics, Global Warming and Environmental Degradation all at Once
(April 24, 2020) One commonality lies at the core of the current massive global challenges: the destructive relationship between humanity and the natural world, write WCS's James Watson, Lauren Oakes and Sarah Olson for CNN.

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Seven More Big Cats Positive for Coronavirus

Seven More Big Cats Positive for Coronavirus
(April 24, 2020) Fecal samples from four more tigers and three lions at the Bronx Zoo in New York City have tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19; all are expected to make a full recovery. This comes nearly three weeks after one tiger, Nadia, at the zoo was confirmed to have the virus and six other cats were said to be exhibiting symptoms. Read more here with National Geographic

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