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Ecology and economics for pandemic prevention

Created Aug 05 2020, 10:34 AM by Daniel Alberto Sumalavia Casuso
  • Lands
  • Deforestation
  • Indigenous
  • COVID-19


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.

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Title Ecology and economics for pandemic prevention
Organization Andrew P. Dobson, Stuart L. Pimm, Lee Hannah, and others.
Language English 
Year 2020
File type pdf
Keywords     English Deforestation, indigenous, lands.
Palabras clave Español Deforestación, indígenas, tierras.
Palavras-chave Português    Desmatamento, povos indígenas, terras.

 

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