COVID-19 A Threat to Great Apes, Closely Related to Humans

The fact that ecosystems and human health intersect has been repeatedly emphasized by UN Secretary-General António Guterres. "As we encroach on nature and deplete vital habitats, increasing numbers of species are at risk. That includes humanity and the future we want," he reiterated in a message on the International Day for Biological Diversity, observed on May 22, 2020.

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Last updated on 12 June 2020

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Rwanda
Uganda
Region: 
Africa
South-East Asia
Threats: 
Diseases
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals