Despite a recent spike in awareness on the risks that human-wildlife interactions pose to global health, emerging evidence indicates that outbreaks of animal-borne diseases are on the rise, mostly due to environmental degradation via the intensification of agriculture and other commercial activities such as wildlife trade, poaching, husbandry, fishing, infrastructure development, mining and logging.
This paper provides clear guidance for Northern and Southern development policymakers on how to prevent, detect and respond to spillover events, and ensure that COVID-19 recovery efforts minimize, rather than intensify, risk.
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Author: Sustainable Wildlife Management Programme
Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum
Keyword(s): agriculture, animal borne disease, covid-19, ecosystem, environmental degradation, fishing, food, food safety, food system, forestry, forests, Green recovery, health, husbandry, indigenous and rural communities, infectious disease, investment, livestock, logging, mining, prevention, risk assessment, savannah, trade, urbanization, wetlands, wildlife, zoonotic disease