'We don't want to go through this again': Nature protection critical to preventing pandemics, study finds

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Ending deforestation, risky wildlife trade, and environmental degradation could avoid future pandemics, the study argues
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Ending deforestation, risky wildlife trade, and environmental degradation could avoid future pandemics, the study argues

Combatting deforestation and wildlife trade could avoid costing the planet trillions of dollars in economic disruption, Conservation International estimates

Funding efforts to combat deforestation, risky wildlife trade and nature protection today could save governments hundreds of billions of dollars in the long run by preventing major environmental and public...

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