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Elephants, Ivory and COVID-19
Elephants, Ivory and COVID-19

This piece comes to us from Tim R.B. Davenport, Director of Species Conservation for Africa at WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).

I have spent the last four months at home in Arusha, northern Tanzania, isolating as much as possible from the health risks of COVID-19. As Director of Species Conservation for Africa ...

COVID-19: A Catastrophe or Opportunity for Pangolin Conservation?
COVID-19: A Catastrophe or Opportunity for Pangolin Conservation?

This piece comes to us from Charles Emogor, who worked with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Nigeria as part of the Conservation Leadership Program before moving on to get his PhD, for which he is continuing his pangolin research in Nigeria.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, pangolins have been making headlines. ...

China Is Closing Its Wildlife Markets. Let’s Make It Permanent.
China Is Closing Its Wildlife Markets. Let’s Make It Permanent.

This piece comes to us from Colin Poole, a Regional Director for WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) based in Phnom Penh, where he manages a portfolio of programs that include China.

This week, we are reopening the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) office in Guangzhou, China, and—after working from home for over two ...

The Novel Coronavirus and Its Connection to Wildlife
The Novel Coronavirus and Its Connection to Wildlife

[This post is updating as we receive more questions and information.]

Novel Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, a respiratory illness traced back to a live animal market in Wuhan, China, has been on everyone's mind lately, and we've received a few questions asking how animals are relevant in the outbreak of COVID-19. We've done ...

Coronavirus: Why Now?
Coronavirus: Why Now?

Additional Reading: The Coronavirus and Its Connection to Wildlife

By now, most of the world has heard of the new Novel Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, a respiratory illness traced back to a live animal market in Wuhan, China. While the animal source of the 2019-nCoV has not yet been identified, we at NATURE ...