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Pandemic Conference Feature poster that includes a portrait of Jane Goodall

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.
Deforestation

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.
Exploring ways to prevent pandemics symposium

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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.
Sunlight shining through a forest

At a symposium co-hosted by Cornell and WWF, Executive Director of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity Dr. Theresa Mundita Lim shared key measures that could form part of the approach towards pandemic recovery and building a better and healthier future. 
Panelist speakers at Symposium

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.
Coronavirus

The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky observes that the recent World Health Organization report on the origins of COVID-19 reinforces what we’ve long known.
Jane Goodall

The Cornell Wildlife Health Center, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, and the World Wildlife Fund will host a free, virtual conference on February 23, focused on humans, wildlife and the prevention of future pandemics. The keynote address will be given by Jane Goodall, trailblazing conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace.
Cornell Red-tailed Hawk in flight by Christine Bogdanowicz 2020

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine has released its 2020 Annual Report, detailing its progress in its key strategic priority areas, including "Advances in Animal, Human and Ecosystem Health."
Cornell researchers participate in a "One Health Perspectives" session

Cornell researchers participated in an open discussion during the “One Health Perspectives” session as part of the COVID-19 Summit, a two-day event featuring researchers from across Cornell.
Medical worker wearing face mask and eye shield

The history of an approach to health to prevent future pandemics.