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Plight of the pangolins: What does the future hold for this rare and reclusive animal?

This has become the unofficial year of the pangolin – the shy and reclusive creatures have harnessed global attention after being identified as a possible link in the coronavirus pandemic.

The new focus may end up being a relative blessing for conservationists who for years have urged greater protection for the endangered species.

Restoring a Natural Balance

Sylvie Chantecaille chats with Peter Knights, CEO of WildAid, about their journey swimming with whale sharks in Mexico—and how we can reverse the senseless killing of wild animals.

China raises protection for pangolins by removing scales from medicine list

The connection between so-called “wet markets” and the Covid-19 pandemic is the focus of a major new effort dubbed END THE TRADE. We talk to Peter Knights, CEO of WildAid who warns of the health risks associated with eating wild animals. His organization is part of the campaign to stop commercial wildlife trade.

WildAid welcomes China’s measures at government’s level to protect wildlife

The Chinese government is offering to buy out animals on wildlife farms, and to help farmers change their agricultural practices, in an effort to reduce the consumption of wild animals. This step could have big implications for the management of wildlife in China in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say.

Campaign To End Wildlife Trade Aims To Prevent Future Pandemics

The connection between so-called “wet markets” and the Covid-19 pandemic is the focus of a major new effort dubbed END THE TRADE. We talk to Peter Knights, CEO of WildAid who warns of the health risks associated with eating wild animals. His organization is part of the campaign to stop commercial wildlife trade.

China offers buyouts to wildlife farmers in response to pandemic

The Chinese government is offering to buy out animals on wildlife farms, and to help farmers change their agricultural practices, in an effort to reduce the consumption of wild animals. This step could have big implications for the management of wildlife in China in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say.

Stop destroying the environment or face deadlier pandemics, scientists warn

Environmentalists and scientists issued dire warnings this week: Stop environmental destruction and the illegal wildlife trade now —

Global wildlife coalition launched to prevent the next pandemic

Leading wildlife organizations have come together to work towards banning global wildlife trade