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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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.

David Benatar: Our cruel treatment of animals led to the coronavirus

The conditions that lead to the emergence of new infectious diseases are the same ones that inflict horrific harms on animals.

The mystery of how a tiger caught COVID-19 has experts chasing their tails

A new study shows human manipulation of wild habitats brings us closer to animals and assures virus spillover, making deadly pandemics inevitable.

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.


David Fickling: Closing China's wet markets isn't a solution to coronavirus

Hold the outrage. Far from being cesspits of disease, they provide clean, fresh produce.

The next pandemic is already coming, unless humans change how we interact with wildlife, scientists say

The global wildlife trade, agricultural intensification, deforestation and urbanization are bringing people closer to animals, giving their viruses more of what they need to infect us: opportunity.

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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