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Sharon L. Deem

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 Animal Welfare

Dr. Sharon L. Deem is the Director of the Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine, President Elect of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, and former chair of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Animal Health Committee.

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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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