This webinar explores threats posed by human-wildlife interactions and how environmental disruption is heightening our risk of pandemics like the one we’re currently facing. How can we be more aware of the source of these diseases? How can we work to prevent such outbreaks from occurring in the f
Internews' Global Health Media Advisor Ida Jooste and Snehasis Sur, a senior television journalist, media trainer and president of the Press Club, Kolkata, provide practical advice for how journalists, particularly in audio-visual media, can protect themselves while covering the coronavirus pande
A team of researchers from the USAID PREDICT and PREEMPT projects discuss their work in Asia and Africa to strengthen surveillance and virus detection in animal and human populations considered most at-risk for disease emergence and to identify strategies and countermeasures for disease preventio
Human-wildlife interactions pose a clear risk for the spread of zoonotic diseases, which are transmitted between animals and humans. While the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus driving the current pandemic have yet to be identified, the wildlife trade does heighten the threat of such outbreaks. In
The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a spotlight on the wildlife trade and its role in the transmission of viruses from animals to humans. In this webinar, journalists Trang Bui in Vietnam and Xu Jiaming in China share insights and tips on how to gather and analyze data drawn from court documents and l
In April, after months of economic shutdowns in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, daily global carbon emissions plunged 17% over the same period a year earlier, according to a study in the journal Nature Climate Change. But that’s likely to be a temporary blip as economies begin to emerge from t
The East African Community (EAC) relies greatly on the abundance and diversity of wildlife in the region. Wildlife is a major piece of the tourism industry, helping boost economic growth, supporting foreign exchange earnings and creating jobs.
Conversely, wildlife conservation largely depe
We consume news stories, but it’s not often we have the opportunity to learn how those stories were found, reported, told. The reporting of every piece of news is a process of discovery and decision-making. Often, it’s also about trust-building with others, while putting one’s self aside out of o
The recent Black Lives Matter protests in the United States, combined with the unequal impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and other recent events, have put a spotlight on how the worst impacts of climate and environmental change almost always fall on the poorest and most marginalized communities. I
In this webinar, participants learn data-driven techniques to report effectively on wildlife trafficking and conservation in South Asia. Roxanne Joseph, data manager for #WildEye, a digital GeoJournalism site that tracks legal action on wildlife trafficking, shares information about sources, stor
Where does all our disposable personal protective gear go? How is it being handled and disposed of? Is there an increased risk of the spread of disease if it's not handled properly? What precautions should individuals be taking to minimize the risk?
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