CONSERVATION NEWS

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Wildlife trade ban, ocean restoration, future coronaviruses: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

April 6, 2020
In case you missed it: Countries could prevent future pandemics by ending the global wildlife trade, massive conservation efforts could restore the world’s oceans within the next 30 years and COVID-19 may be the first in a wave of animal-borne illnesses in coming years.
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What does COVID-19 have to do with nature? These 5 articles explain

By Kiley Price

April 1, 2020
Protecting nature will be critical to preventing future pandemics, some scientists say. With that in mind, here are five articles that explore the connection between nature and human health.
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Expert: To prevent pandemics like COVID-19, 'take care of nature'

By Kiley Price

March 27, 2020
Conservation News spoke to renowned ecologist and Conservation International scientist Lee Hannah about how giving nature space could help curb future disease outbreaks.
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Coronavirus causes, virtual protests, aviation carbon offsets: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

March 23, 2020
In case you missed it: Human activities that expand into nature could increase exposure to animal-borne illnesses, activists are using virtual protests to support climate action during the coronavirus pandemic and the U.N. will now allow airlines to purchase verified carbon offsets.
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If coronavirus halts climate convenings, ‘we must find other avenues for progress’

By Kiley Price

March 11, 2020
As the deadly coronavirus spreads, climate experts fear that it could derail many of the major global climate negotiations — but there is a silver lining.
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