by Dan Challender, Friday 6th August 2021 Originally posted on the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science Overexploitation is a major threat to biodiversity. It threatens many species and one of the reasons I got into conservation science was to help solve this problem. I conduct research on pangolins, which are threatened by trade-driven harvest, and […]
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By EJ Milner-Gulland, Lauren Coad, Yuhan Li, Kelly Malsch, Munib Khanyari, Hollie Booth from the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Sciencem University of Oxford Originally published the UKRI website Several of the earliest reported cases of COVID-19 were linked to a wet market in Wuhan city, China, which sold a range of fresh food produce, including wildlife. Although there is not […]
By the Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science, University of Oxford. COVID-19 is causing widespread human suffering, as the most acute global public health emergency of our generation. While the origin of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID‐19 remains uncertain, several wild species (particularly bats) are […]
By Stephanie Brittain, Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science, University of Oxford Originally published on the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause disease in animals. Covid-19 is one of several such viruses that have made the jump from animals to humans. So far, the evidence suggests that the virus was first […]
By Dan Challender, Amy Hinsley, Diogo Veríssimo, Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes, Oxford Martin Programme on Wildlife Trade Originally published in The Conservation The early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic have been linked to a “wet” market in Wuhan, in the Hubei province of eastern China. Wet markets are common in Asia, Africa and elsewhere, selling fresh fruit and vegetables, […]
By Hollie Booth, Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science, University of Oxford Originally posted on the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science 2020 was supposed to be a super year for nature. Instead we got a pandemic. Arguably, it is our strained relationship with nature that got us in to this mess. The evidence is fairly conclusive that […]
By Yuhan Li and the Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade team, University of Oxford Originally published on the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science A “wild” public health issue To date, COVID-19 has caused over than 2800 deaths in China and has spread to 50 countries [1,2]. The evidence currently suggests the virus was […]
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📢New #OA research 📢 on consumer preferences for #shark🦈fin in #China 🇨🇳. Please RT! Thread 🧵👇
Take home: Consumers prefer higher $$ and rare shark-fins, obtained without finning. BUT we found 3 consumer groups with differences between them