Covid-19 and Wildlife

Diseases transmitted from animals to humans, like coronaviruses, mainly originate in wildlife-their emergence often involves interactions between wildlife, livestock, and people in areas with major habitat loss. 75% of emerging infectious diseases originate in wildlife and have quadrupled in the past 50 years.

Check out Jane Goodall’s explanation of the correlation between the destruction of wildlife habitat and the diseases impacting our lives on Science Friday.