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Despite COVID-19 restrictions and the risk of animal to human disease transmission, illegal wildlife trade on social media networks has continued, with wild animals sometimes sold as ‘lockdown pets’.
New research has found that the conservation of tropical peatlands could reduce the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the likelihood of new diseases jumping from animals to humans.
A project run by Professor Bill Finlayson from Oxford Brookes University has been shortlisted for the Newton Prize, a £1 million pot of funding set up by the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Researchers at Oxford Brookes University have analysed a rare ancient faecal sample to create a snapshot of the human diet, and discover how our microbiome- the community of micro-organisms that live within the intestines of humans- has developed in response to changing eating habits over thousands of years.
Join this live streamed event with Dr Denise Spaan (Universidad Veracruzana)
Join this live streamed event with Andrea Dempsey (West African Primate Conservation Action (programme manager)
Join this live streamed event with Elena Racevska (Oxford Brookes University)
Join this live streamed event with Pedro Mendez-Carvajal (Fundación Pro-Conservación de los Primates Panameños)