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'We did it to ourselves': scientists say intrusion into nature led to pandemic

Sarah Best

29th April 2020

Thomas Lovejoy, a leading scientist who conducts research into biodiversity has suggested that the coronavirus pandemic is a result of the "vast illegal wildlife trade and humanity’s excessive intrusion into nature."

Some recommendations to regulate the wildlife trade have been criticised as it is likely that people living in poorer countries who may have to consume some wildlife, such as bush meat, do not have many other options to eat protein.

This article could be used for the Global Development unit.

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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