COVID-19: Need More Effective Wildlife Trade Legislation

By 30th November 2020Conservation Papers


Zoonosis-based epidemics are inevitable unless we revisit our relationship with the natural world, protect habitats, and regulate wildlife trade, including live animals and nonsustenance products. To prevent future zoonoses, governments must establish effective legislation addressing wildlife trade, protection of habitats, and reduction of the wildlife–livestock–human interface.

Borzée, Amaël et al., COVID-19 Highlights the Need for More Effective Wildlife Trade Legislation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1016/J.TREE.2020.10.001