WCS Issues Report on One Health in Action

November 17, 2020

New York, November 17, 2020 – Intact and functional ecosystems provide the infrastructure for life, health, and well-being on our planet. The overall decline of the planet’s species and ecosystems, coupled with the increased encroachment of humankind into the planet’s remaining wild places, provides increased opportunity for disease.

WCS’ targeted One Health approach seeks to identify where and how these health risks are emerging, while supporting actions that reduce the overall risk to the health of humans, wildlife, animals, plants, and their environments. Beyond our core field-based conservation efforts that support the conservation of biodiversity and intact landscapes and seascapes, and in collaboration with our International Policy, Intact Forests, and other programs/experts, WCS leverages its unique veterinary, health and conservation capacity to deliver on five core One Health approaches:

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