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This article assesses the cost of monitoring and preventing disease spillover driven by the unprecedented loss and fragmentation of tropical forests and by the burgeoning wildlife trade. Currently, we invest relatively little toward preventing deforestation and regulating wildlife trade, despite well-researched plans that demonstrate a high return on their investment in limiting zoonoses and conferring many other benefits. As public funding in response to COVID-19 continues to rise, our analysis suggests that the associated costs of these preventive efforts would be substantially less than the economic and mortality costs of responding to these pathogens once they have emerged.
|Title||Ecology and economics for pandemic prevention|
|Organization||Andrew P. Dobson, Stuart L. Pimm, Lee Hannah, and others.|
|Keywords English||Deforestation, indigenous, lands.|
|Palabras clave Español||Deforestación, indígenas, tierras.|
|Palavras-chave Português||Desmatamento, povos indígenas, terras.|
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