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Back in business: Chinese wet markets that unleashed coronavirus on globe have reopened – and they’re still selling bats

‘The markets have gone back to operating in exactly the same way as they did before coronavirus’ As the coronavirus pandemic ravages the world, China has reportedly reopened its infamous wet markets. Wet markets are distinguished from dry markets by the selling of fresh meat, produce, and other perishable items. However, China’s wet markets are…

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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 — or face another pandemic that could wipe out civilization. On Monday, Professors Josef Settele, Sandra Díaz and Eduardo Brondizio, along with Dr. Peter Daszak, wrote an article for The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services…

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This pandemic will devastate Africa’s wildlife unless we rally right now

Now, with the world in lockdown, African parks are hurting. The savannahs, grasslands, mountains, and other wild landscapes that are home to rare rhinos, herds of elephants, threatened cheetahs, mountain gorillas, and other threatened species are now empty of tourists. What’s happening now The effects of the loss of international travelers are deep and potentially…

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