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Covid-19 lesson: Wildlife as our ally, not our enemy

Published: 28 May 2020

Is wildlife and the consumption of wild meat only a cause to pandemics or is it in fact also a solution to a sustainable future?

In a new blog post, Senior Lecturer Joris Cromsigt, discusses the importance of wildlife and wild meat to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. With the new Corona virus probably coming from markets handling wild animals and meat,voices are raised globally to reduce wild meat trading. But is it that simple?

“We should not see wildlife as a cause of the pandemic, but rather as part of the solution to fight it. Restoring wildlife communities may be a very effective strategy to reduce zoonotic disease risk.” - Joris Cromsigt

Read the full blog post here