A new paper in the journal The Lancet Planetary Health makes the case that pandemic prevention requires a global taboo whereby humanity agrees to leave bats alone—to let them have the habitats they need, undisturbed.
The June 2023 issue of National Geographic devotes 24 pages to the complex issue of bushmeat consumption in the Congo Basin, and highlights WCS initiatives that address the worrying threat of the soaring urban demand for wild protein.
A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) identified a viral hotspot in Viet Nam where bat roosting sites, bat guano harvesting, and pig farms are all in close proximity.
WCS will hold a media briefing featuring a panel of experts discussing High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) that is currently wreaking havoc around the world and is the largest known outbreak since scientists have begun tracking the disease.
The following statement is by Dr. Susan Lieberman, WCS Vice President of Internation Policy, addressing the 4th meeting of the International Negotiating Body (INB) of the World Health Organization (WHO) is in the process of drafting and negotiating a convention, agreement, or instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released an image of scientists testing a straw-colored fruit bat (Eidolon helvum) by taking a swab to test it for zoonotic diseases such as the Ebola virus.
WCS is issuing the following statements concerning the new EU Global Health Strategy - Better Health for All in a Changing World.
The following statement was issued today from the Convention on Biological Diversity CoP15 by Dr. Chris Walzer, Executive Director of Wildlife Health for the Wildlife Conservation Society:
The following update was issued by the Wildlife Conservation Society upon the start of the second and final phase of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (Convention on Biological Diversity CoP15) in Montreal which opens Dec. 7.
The following statement was issued today by Sue Lieberman, Vice President of International Policy for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), at CITES CoP19 on the role of CITES member governments in reducing risk of future pathogen spillover and potential zoonotic disease emergence associated with live wildlife trade.
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