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Rampant destruction of forests ‘will unleash more pandemics’

Researchers to tell UN that loss of biodiversity enables rapid spread of new diseases from animals to humans

Scientists are to warn world leaders that increasing numbers of deadly new pandemics will afflict the planet if levels of deforestation and biodiversity loss continue at their current…

  • Robin McKie
  • The Observer
  • The Guardian

A UN summit on biodiversity, scheduled to be held in New York next month, will be told by conservationists and biologists there is now clear evidence of a strong link between…

Rampant deforestation, uncontrolled expansion of farming and the building of mines in remote regions – as well as the…

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