Representative image of a wet market in China
Representative image of a wet market in China
Environment

Watch: Why Conservation Should Be Top Of Mind Post COVID-19

COVID-19 itself is due to an environmental catastrophe & governments must learn how important conservation is, says an expert

Sandhya Ravishankar

Sandhya Ravishankar

Wet markets selling wildlife in south east Asian countries were the source of the zoonotic disease that we now call COVID-19.

Destruction of forests, commercialisation and culling of wildlife for food and shoestring budgets for conservation by governments the world over, have all come together to result in this global health crisis.

Dr NVK Ashraf, senior director and chief veterinarian of the Wildlife Trust of India has a message to lawmakers as well - listen to the experts on your Boards.

Watch the whole detailed interview below.

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