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Dan Ashe

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 Animal Welfare

Dan Ashe is President and CEO at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, former Director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and US Head of Delegation to CITES CoPs 16 and 17.

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John Scanlon

CITES, wildlife, and pandemics: failure to grasp the nettle

The links between human interactions with wild animals and the emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases, including through regulated, unregulated, and illegal trade and markets, is well known. The COVID-19 pandemic shone a spotlight on serious gaps in the wildlife trade regime, yet efforts to fill these gaps are lacking a sense of urgency.

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