Wildlife & Health Alliance: Mission
This webinar (September 28th,12:00-13:30 CET) will discuss the on-the-ground impact of markets for wildlife and associated wildlife trade, the links to biodiversity, climate, security, and health and how to address these threats through an integrated One Health approach.
Join us at the official Launch of the Alliance against Health Risks in Wildlife Trade at the IUCN WCC on September 6th 2021. The Alliance will translate the commitment and political will of its members by pooling interdisciplinary information and know-how.
Importance of One Health
One Health describes a holistic approach that recognizes the systemic interconnections between human health and society, animal health as well as environmental health and the climate. The One Health concept is collaborative, multi-sectoral and transdisciplinary and works at local, regional, national and global levels with focus on sustainable and preventive measures to reduce risks to health and wellbeing of humans, animals and the environment.
Wildlife & Health Alliance: Background
The Alliance is committed to the following goals
- Substantially reduce the risks of zoonotic spillovers and step up responses to human health risks caused by contact with wildlife.
- Enhance international and national awareness, knowledge and policies to narrow the gap between science and implementation.
Members of the Alliance will
Potential areas of action of the Alliance and its members include
The Alliance is driven by science-based knowledge and offers a platform for the interdisciplinary members in order to collaborate and expand their individual radius in various ways. The Alliance includes international organizations, national governments, scientific institutions, NGOs and civil society as well as representatives of local and indigenous communities. The membership is based on transparency, equal terms and equal say.
In this short film alliance members from around the globe share what it means to be part of this interdisciplinary platform and why they chose to join the International Alliance against Health Risks in Wildlife Trade.