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[ARTICLE] ABC Founder Dr. Lovejoy: To prevent pandemics, stop disrespecting nature

National Geographic Magazine published an op-ed by ABC Founder Dr. Thomas Lovejoy in which he draws the connection between the current coronavirus pandemic and the global loss of biological diversity. He uses a well-understood example in the spread of jungle yellow fever: "[W]hile watching woodsmen bring down a tree in the Colombian rainforest, Boshell had seen them suddenly surrounded by little blue mosquitoes: Haemagogus, the known transmitters of jungle yellow fever. Normally those mosquitoes live only in the canopy and bite monkeys. They were getting a chance to bite humans because humans had felled their home." Unlike many of our current global crises, all of us can have a hand in prot

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