21 March 2023
But despite the attachment we have to our forests and the growing visibility of the issue of their conservation, deforestation on a global scale is only increasing. Over the last twenty years (2001-2021) nearly 11% of the world’s vegetation cover has been lost, mainly due to human activities (GFW). However, 70% of all emerging diseases and almost all pandemics (Zika, Ebola, Nipah, etc.) are zoonoses from wild animals (IPBES). Deforestation and loss of biodiversity in forests increase the prevalence of viruses and other diseases in animal populations. Increased human-wildlife interactions increase the risk of transmission of these diseases to humans.
The question of the future of forests is at the heart of our work at SalvaTerra. At our level, we try to contribute to the sustainable management and protection of this priceless heritage through the work and studies we are currently carrying out:
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