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Healthy people and wildlife through nature protection

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Healthy people and wildlife through nature protection : guidelines for prevention, detection, response, and recovery from disease risks in and around protected and conserved areas
IUCN Grey Literature

Protected and conserved areas (PCAs) are affected by disease risks and impacts in wide-ranging ways, as demonstrated by recent epidemics and the global COVID-19  pandemic. Their potential role in disease prevention, detection, response, and recovery is significant, both to reduce spillover risks and to effectively prepare for disease events. This report provides an orientation for PCA managers on relevant sources of risk, with actions that can be taken to build up systems to manage disease threats across the variety of PCA contexts. The Guidelines emphasize several important points. First PCAs, and biodiversity itself, do not present inherent risk for pathogen spillover. Human activity is creating conditions that facilitate disease risk, particularly through interactions with other species. Second, risk reduction is achievable and can be initiated through practical interventions in site planning and management. A key message is that protected areas can – and should – play a vital role in One Health approaches to reduce disease risk and improve human, animal, and environmental health outcomes.

Gland, Switzerland : IUCN ; New York, USA : EcoHealth Alliance
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vi, 36p. : ill.
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Record created: 2022/12/08
Record updated: 2022/12/09