In the News
October 11, 2021
History is pockmarked with the scars of past zoonotic outbreaks. The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky discusses how global cooperation in a unified “one health” effort is needed to prevent the next pandemic.
September 29, 2021
Dr. Katherine McClure, a quantitative disease ecologist, has been working with Birds, Not Mosquitoes as a Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability postdoctoral fellow with the Cornell Wildlife Health Center to develop and evaluate incompatible insect technique (IIT) release strategies to help save Hawai‘i’s native bird populations from avian malaria.
August 20, 2021
KAZA Ten Years On: World’s largest terrestrial transfrontier conservation area requires true habitat connectivity, as explained in a letter to Science by Cornell’s Dr. Steve Osofsky and WWF Namibia’s Dr. Russell Taylor.
August 05, 2021
Cornell's Dr. Steve Osofsky and colleagues reemphasize that a One Health approach is urgently needed to prevent future pandemics — simultaneously addressing human, animal and ecosystem health — protecting humanity and nature.
July 29, 2021
Our Beyond Fences program in southern Africa has been awarded a three-year grant from WWF to help facilitate greater collaboration between the wildlife and livestock sectors to resolve previously intractable conflicts between animal disease regulatory needs and transfrontier conservation area objectives.
June 28, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is the latest reminder that human interactions with the animal world are fraught with danger. Dr. Steve Osofsky describes how he would like to see an international treaty that mitigates human activities that create opportunities for animal viruses to infect humans.
May 11, 2021
An international conference co-hosted by Cornell University and featuring celebrated conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall heard how COVID-19 provides a wake-up call concerning the unsustainable way we treat the natural world.
March 17, 2021
Human behaviors have led to "our broken relationship with wild nature," says the Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky in Thomas L. Friedman's latest New York Times column discussing what we must do to prevent the next pandemic.
March 05, 2021
Watch leading public health and conservation experts discuss how future pandemics can be averted if the world’s governments eliminate unnecessary wildlife trade and adopt holistic One Health approaches. The event was co-hosted by Cornell University and WWF.
February 24, 2021
Future pandemics can be averted if the world’s governments eliminate unnecessary wildlife trade and adopt holistic One Health approaches, according to experts at a February 23 virtual conference, hosted by Cornell and WWF.