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Wildlife Health and Health Policy

NEW YORK (April 14, 2010)—The Wildlife Conservation Society is working with partners on a study to prevent deadly diseases from entering New York through the illegal trade of such wildlife as apes, monkeys, and rodents. The study—focusing on detecting pathogens in wildlife products entering the New York City area—will be discussed by Dr. Kristine Smith of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Global Health Program at “Wildlife Conservation and Human Health,” the latest symposium in the WCS Fairfie...
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Free Lecture and Reception Sheds Light on the Importance of Protecting Wildlife Health to Protect Human Health New York, N.Y. – Protecting the health of wildlife is a growing challenge to conservation. Outbreaks of infectious diseases often occur at the interface between people, domestic animals and wildlife. Because globalization and wildlife trade increases the threat of new health crises, human and animal health is inextricably linked. WCS’s global health expert...
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Disease ecologists must consider health of individual animals and populations in research and conservation plans NEW YORK (October 30, 2009)—Whereas healthy animals are able to fend off diseases and infections, individuals in poor condition become susceptible to a “vicious circle” in which animals in poor health are more prone to becoming infected, triggering a negative loop where they become weaker in the process, according to recent work by health professionals from the Wildlife Conservatio...
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USAID develops initiative to monitor diseases that move between animals and people NEW YORK (October 23, 2009)—The Wildlife Conservation Society will play a key role in a new international effort to monitor diseases that move between animals and people in order to prevent the next global pandemic. The global early warning system—named PREDICT and created with incremental funding of up to $75 million over 5 years from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threa...
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Good management means more fish in the sea, according to a new study. Efforts to curb overfishing have begun to succeed, and offer hope that fish stocks can rebuild if given a chance.
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