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How effective are China’s attempts to reduce the risk of wildlife spreading disease to humans?

Progress, loopholes and contradictions converge as the world's most populous country works to lower the odds of another global pandemic.

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Enric Sala: To prevent the next deadly disease, we must stop harming nature

The coronavirus pandemic proves it: By damaging the planet, we have sapped nature’s power to protect humanity from diseases.
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Where bats are still on the menu, if no longer the best seller

Indonesia’s wildlife markets are “like a cafeteria for animal pathogens,” but they have resisted efforts to close even as China has shut its own markets over coronavirus fears.
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The global pet trade: An overlooked culprit behind pandemics

Our desire for the companionship of exotic pets from around the world has helped fuel the spread of diseases to humans and wildlife.
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The surprising link between consumer habits and deadly diseases

From age-old malaria to COVID-19, markets influence systems that drive pandemic risk. Here's what we can do about it.

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Christian Walzer: To reduce the likelihood of future pandemics, we need to rethink our relationship with wild animals and wild places

Just as we created the conditions that led to the current pandemic, we can create the conditions to minimize future risk.

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What are zoonotic diseases?

Zoonotic diseases, which pass from animals to humans, kill millions of people every year. Where do they come from and how can we avoid them?
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Trafficked pangolins can carry coronaviruses closely related to pandemic strain

Scientists and advocates say this new research is yet another reason to crack down on the illegal trade in these scaly mammals.
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Vietnam considers wildlife trade ban in response to coronavirus pandemic

Conservation organizations sent an open letter to Vietnam's prime minister recommending action against the wildlife trade as a means of preventing future outbreaks of disease.

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Green violence: 'Eco-guards' are abusing indigenous groups in Africa

A new UN report says park guards funded by conservation organizations are hounding African forest dwellers.

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How the U.S. is inadvertently facilitating shark fin smuggling

American ports are stopovers on global trade routes for shipments of both legal and illegal shark fins.
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