Biodiversity Conservation: A Preventive Tool for Epidemics and Pandemics
Ritesh Joshi 1, Kanchan Puri 2 *
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1 Conservation and Survey Division, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, New Delhi, INDIA2 Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office, Niti Aayog, New Delhi, INDIA* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services highlights that there is a close nexus between the global health pandemics and the biodiversity. The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly indicated the importance of environmental health. Seeing the advancement of scientific field, it is clear that there is some link between the biodiversity and spread of outbreaks of epidemics and pandemics. Interestingly, preservation of biodiversity has been recognized as an important step to control the disease outbreaks since last one year. If biodiversity is well managed and conserved, it will act as a barrier against the spill-over of infectious diseases.

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Article Type: Letter to Editor

EUR J ENV PUBLIC HLT, 2022, Volume 6, Issue 1, Article No: em0094

https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/11497

Publication date: 03 Jan 2022

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