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Setting aside half the Earth for ‘rewilding’: the ethical dimension

Wildlife corridors: four proposals to ‘rewild’ portions of North America. Smithsonian Institute, CC BY-NC William S. Lynn, Clark University A much-anticipated book in conservation and natural science circles is EO Wilson’s Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, which is due early next year. It builds on his proposal to set aside half the Earth for the preservation of biodiversity. The …

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Three ways to head off the next pandemic in the wild meat trade

Happy Auer/Shutterstock Julia E. Fa, Manchester Metropolitan University As much as 70% of the infectious diseases that emerged in humans over the last 30 years were zoonotic, which means they were caused by pathogens which originated in domestic or wild animals. Nearly 1.7 million undiscovered viruses may exist in wildlife. Despite these alarming numbers, epidemics are still relatively rare events. …

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