What is it about?

COVID-19 most likely had its origins in wildlife, and hundreds of thousands of new viruses could spill over from wildlife to humans. We are struggling to combat climate change, and we are staring down the loss of a million species. It’s time to change course.

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Why is it important?

We need to move beyond pandemic preparedness and response to fully embrace prevention. International and national action must be taken to prevent the next wildlife-related pandemic.


Human memories fade fast. We need to be bold and 'strike while the iron is hot' in making changes to our international framework of laws to ensure it is fit for purpose in preventing future pandemics.

John Scanlon AO

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This page is a summary of: Wildlife must be protected from crime and trade for the sake of public and planetary health, PLoS Biology, October 2021, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001422.
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