From wildmarkets to landscape degradation: the link between biodiversity and the emergence of new diseases

By Mariana Vidal Merino Virus outbreaks, transmitted to humans from an animal host are some of the most lethal diseases known (Ahmad 2020). This is believed to be the case of the current Covid-19 pandemic, whose origins have been traced to a wildmarket in Wuhan. Responding to the raise of Covid-19, China enforced a banContinue reading “From wildmarkets to landscape degradation: the link between biodiversity and the emergence of new diseases”

4.1 million hectares of forest destroyed by fire in Bolivia…

…and this extension is similar to the size of Switzerland! Dear readers, this great text was written by Marolyn Vidaurre in October 2019, and we have published it at our website. As we have a blog now, we decided to publish it again, since in a few days a new post will be published withContinue reading “4.1 million hectares of forest destroyed by fire in Bolivia…”

Trends in Ecology, Conservation and Climate Change: Agroforestry Systems

The presence of trees in agricultural lands contributes to the maintenance of production under a variable climate, and protect crops against climate extreme occurrences (Pramova et al. 2012). The agroforestry system – which combines trees with crops and/or livestock – is therefore, being increasingly recognised as an effective approach for minimising production risks under climateContinue reading “Trends in Ecology, Conservation and Climate Change: Agroforestry Systems”

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