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September 2020

Puma sitting near forest

The slowdown in human activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly travel, has created a unique opportunity for scientists to better understand human-wildlife interactions.
Birds in marketplace

A bipartisan bill, the Preventing Future Pandemics Act, would direct the State Department to work with international partners to shut down commercial wildlife markets, end the trade in live wildlife for human consumption and stop the associated wildlife trade, end the import, export, and sale of live wildlife for human consumption in the United States, and phase out demand for wildlife as a food source.
Visit to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse showing a silky chicken being treated by zoo veterinarian

Our partners at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo broke ground on a new Animal Health Center that will help boost our collaborative animal care and research efforts.
Cornell student teaching children about the role sea birds play in the ecosystem

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Cornell veterinary student Alexander Levitskiy ’24 reflects on his experience working in Indonesia last summer as part of an international program that exposes students to wildlife conservation work.