Animal and human health doctors and conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), University of Oslo, and Global Wildlife Conservation will give a “One Health” briefing on COVID-19 that looks at the links between wildlife, livestock, and humans.

Experts will present the solutions, based on science, to prevent the next zoonotic pandemic.

For all of WCS’s messaging on COVID-19, go to: There you can find statements on China, Vietnam and more.


Dr. Cristian Walzer, Executive Director of WCS Health Programs

Dr. Aili Kang, Executive Director of WCS’s Asia Program

Dr. Andrea Winkler, Director, Center of Global Health, Technical University of Munich and University of Oslo; co-chair of the Lancet One Health Commission

Global Wildlife Conservation (expert TBD)


Experts will discuss solutions and why the world needs to act now. WCS recently issued this policy statement: To prevent future major viral outbreaks such as the COVID-19 outbreak, impacting human health, well-being, economies, and security on a global scale, WCS recommends stopping all commercial trade in wildlife for human consumption (particularly of birds and mammals) and closing all such markets.

WHERE: Please register for News Conference: The World Needs to Triage Now on Stopping the Next Zoonotic Pandemic on Apr 2, 2020 8:00 AM EDT at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

WHEN: Thursday, April 2nd @08:00 U.S. Eastern Time.

QUESTIONS: Contact Stephen Sautner +1 908 247 2585; or Mary Dixon: +1 347 840 1242;