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How to prevent future pandemics?

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Biodiversity loss increases exposure to new and established pathogens

A growing body of evidence suggests that biodiversity loss increases exposure to both new and established zoonotic pathogens. Restoring and protecting nature is essential to preventing future pandemics.

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Climate change forces rethinking of conservation biology planning

Many protected areas do not take into account the potential long-term effects of climate change.
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Countries need to consider long-term effects of climate change in protected areas

For more than a decade, countries around the world have made progress in expanding protected area networks to conserve the planet's biodiversity. But according to a new study published in Global Change Biology, the locations of these protected areas do not account for the potential long-term effects of climate change.

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