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Conservation needs to evolve to survive in the post‐pandemic world

Kavousi, Javid, Goudarzi, Forough, Izadi, Mohammad, Gardner, Charlie J. (2020) Conservation needs to evolve to survive in the post‐pandemic world. Global Change Biology, . Article Number UNSPECIFIED. ISSN 1354-1013. (doi:10.1111/gcb.15197) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:82246)

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Abstract

The conservation of biodiversity—and the vital ecosystem services it generates—is one of the greatest challenges humanity faces, yet the field faces drastic funding cuts as society realigns its priorities in the face of the COVID‐19 pandemic. Here, we argue that diverting attention from conservation would, however, increase the risk of further global health crises because the emergence of novel infectious diseases is partially driven by global environmental change. As the discrepancy between conservation needs and society's willingness to pay for them grows, conservation will have to evolve to stay relevant in the age global change‐induced human infectious disease.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/gcb.15197
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Charlie Gardner
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2020 12:26 UTC
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2020 12:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82246 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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