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Scales tip in favour of pangolins as hosts of Coronavirus ‘transition’

As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads its tentacles across all continents except Antarctica, scientists in China and the US are racing to pin down its biological origins. Mounting findings across the globe highlight the world’s most trafficked mammal as the likely pandemic carrier.

WildAid’s CEO Peter Knights speaks with BBC’s Rob Young

WildAid’s CEO Peter Knights speaks with BBC’s Rob Young about the public health dangers of wildlife markets.

From coronavirus to antibiotics: the ways we use animals ‘still risks spreading disease’

Experts agree it all began in an animal market in China – but there are other threats from the way we live, too. As scientists race to develop a vaccine to help curb the coronavirus in future, others are looking back at how it began, with a view to preventing future outbreaks.

Shark fin bill: A significant step in the right direction | State Rep. Kristin Jacobs

SB 680 is not only good for the future of sharks, it’s good for divers, fishers, the environment and our economy. It’s precisely why this environmentalist stands solidly in support and why I urge Gov. Ron DeSantis to sign it into law, state Rep. Kristin Jacobs writes in an op-ed

Coronavirus Spreads to Sub-Saharan Africa

Peacocks, porcupines and pangolins among species bred on 20,000 farms closed in wake of virus

Coronavirus closures reveal vast scale of China’s secretive wildlife farm industry

Peacocks, porcupines and pangolins among species bred on 20,000 farms closed in wake of virus

How Indonesia’s First Conservation Province Quickly Became a Sea Lover’s Dream

Here’s why (and how) you should travel to West Papua, Indonesia’s remote Raja Ampat archipelago.

Wildlife Markets Are Ticking Time Bombs For Epidemics Like Coronavirus

Amid a lethal outbreak, China faces growing calls to ban wild animal markets for good.

How to stop the Wuhan coronavirus from happening again

How did the deadly coronavirus jump from animals to humans? And what steps can we take to guard against it in the future?