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Wildlife Crime: Pangolin Scales   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Preface: "The outbreak of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] has been linked to a coronavirus originating in wild bats that jumped to humans via an intermediary, with pangolins - scaly anteaters living in Asia and Africa - among the likely suspects. The continuing debate in the scientific community suggests that wet markets trading in wild meat served as a possible ground zero for the virus. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, 70 percent of all emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, originating from the transfer from animals to humans. The World Health Organization, in response to COVID-19, has highlighted the importance of enforcing bans on the sale of wildlife for food, as well as food safety and hygiene regulations."

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2020
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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC): https://www.unodc.org/
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