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Protecting Gorillas in the Time of Coronavirus March 15, 2020

Many great apes can be vulnerable to human diseases, so the global coronavirus pandemic is prompting frenzied actions from conservationists charged with safeguarding beasts such as endangered mountain gorillas. It’s unclear whether COVID-19 affects gorillas, but Mongabay has explored the issue and offers a look at the measures being taken by people in Africa’s Great Lakes region to ensure the animals are safe.

Could Environmental Factors Make Coronavirus Worse? March 16,2020

The coronavirus pandemic has upended ways of life around the world. While the disease itself is deadly, it’s worth considering how damage to the environment might exacerbate its effects. Additional studies need to be conducted, but it’s “very likely” that a patient exposed to air pollution and tobacco smoke will be at greater risk than a someone exposed to clean air, the Washington Post reports.
The Context for the Coronavirus Pandemic
March 31, 2020
By WellBeing International
Maps are derived for EID events caused by a, zoonotic pathogens from wildlife, b, zoonotic pathogens from non-wildlife, c, drug-resistant pathogens and d, vector-borne pathogens. Illustration from Jones et al,2008, Nature 451,
Impact of the Coronavirus Outbreak on Wildlife
February 26, 2020
By Andrew Rowan
Photo by: REST-Maria Diekmann
Australian Bushfires – Hell on Earth for People, but especially for Wildlife
January 29, 2020
By Michael Kennedy, AM (Member of the Order of Australia)
In Search of Explanations and the Truth
February 27, 2020
By WellBeing International
Photo by: Ondreji Presicky