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World’s Most Endangered Turtle Gets Some Good News In 2020

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World’s Most Endangered Turtle Gets Some Good News In 2020
(December 18, 2020) World’s Most Endangered Turtle Gets Some Good News In 2020Scientists release genetic results confirming a female turtle captured in October 2020 in Viet Nam is definitively the near extinct Swinhoe’s softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) – also known as the Yangtze giant softshell turtle and Hoan Kiem turtleDiscovery means at least one male and one female are now known to existViet Nam Government leading this effort to prevent extinction of the Swinhoe’s softshell turtle, a...

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Viruses from Field to Fork: Study Finds That Wildlife Supply Chains for Human Consumption Increase Coronaviruses’ Spillover Risk to People

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Viruses from Field to Fork: Study Finds That Wildlife Supply Chains for Human Consumption Increase Coronaviruses’ Spillover Risk to People
(June 18, 2020) HA NOI (June 17, 2020) – A new study found that animals sampled in the wildlife-trade supply chain bound for human consumption had high proportions of coronaviruses, and that the proportion of positives significantly increases as animals travel from traders, to large markets, to restaurants.The study, which appears in the pre-print journal bioRxiv, is by a team of scientists from WCS, the Department of Animal Health of the Viet Nam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural...

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Preventing future emerging infectious disease outbreaks in Viet Nam by amending policy on wildlife trade and consumption

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Preventing future emerging infectious disease outbreaks in Viet Nam by amending policy on wildlife trade and consumption
(March 27, 2020)   -   The current coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic is killing thousands of people globally and causing major impacts to livelihoods, society, and economies across the world. COVID-19 is understood to have originated in wildlife, most probably in a market selling live wildlife in China (Cyranoski, 2020; Lu et al., 2020; Zhang et al., 2020; Zhou et al., 2020).

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