Human Dimensions of Zoonoses in Wildlife Trade - WG 5
  • Public Group
  • Wildlife trade is the result of human demands/perceived needs for live wildlife, parts, and products. There are diverse social, culture, and economic aspects to the underlying values. People are key actors across the entirety of the demand, supply, transport, and distribution chain. The human dimensions are highly spatio-temporarily variable across the trade pathway and risk mitigation needs to be fit-to-context. Human impacts on the environment govern landscape immunity thereby influencing the patterns of zoonotic pathogen infection and shedding among wildlife. Human-wildlife proximity drives spillover dynamics and human-to-human contact drives spread dynamics. Risk mitigation measures do not impact all stakeholders equally and need to holistically consider environmental justice. Awareness raising, knowledge transfer, and capacity building are human-targeted risk mitigation measures that necessitate an understanding of target audience communication norms, tendencies, and modes. Scientific communication strategies need to be coupled with the communication of Traditional Ecological Knowledge and other non-linear/reductionist constructs. Policy uptake is most effective when there is an understanding of the socio-culture-political drivers of policy formulation and implementation. This requires human systems analysis and the application of strategies for human systems transformation. This working group will apply transdisciplinary approaches to assessing and addressing the human dimensions of zoonoses risks along the wildlife trade pathway. Initial work will focus on: a) an inventory of behavior change/social marketing projects aimed at reducing zoonoses risks in any aspect of the wildlife trade pathway and b) collaborating with the Smithsonian Institution’s One Health PROTECT project and the IUCN Communication & Education Commission to design and implement the “Love Them & Leave Them” social marketing campaign intended to promote wildlife conservation (biophilia) in concert with public health risk reduction messaging. The project inventory will be made publicly available online. The campaign will be launched at the next IUCN World Conservation Congress (October 2025).

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Wildlife Trade Data Management - WG 4
  • Public Group
  • Efforts to reduce the risks of zoonoses emergence and spillover along the wildlife trade pathway must be informed by readily accessible, accurate wildlife trade data. This working group aims to improve wildlife trade data collection, management, reporting, and analysis with a view toward building national capacities for zoonoses risk analysis in the wildlife trade context. Initial work will include a baseline assessment of national wildlife trade data collection policies, procedures, and capacity building needs. Assessment findings will be reported to the International Alliance membership in a seminar and published in at least one peer-reviewed journal article.

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Wildlife Trade Data Management - WG 4
  • Private Group
  • Efforts to reduce the risks of zoonoses emergence and spillover along the wildlife trade pathway must be informed by readily accessible, accurate wildlife trade data. This working group aims to improve wildlife trade data collection, management, reporting, and analysis with a view toward building national capacities for zoonoses risk analysis in the wildlife trade context. Initial work will include a baseline assessment of national wildlife trade data collection policies, procedures, and capacity building needs. Assessment findings will be reported to the International Alliance membership in a seminar and published in at least one peer-reviewed journal article.

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Wildlife Trade Data Management - WG 4
  • Private Group
  • Efforts to reduce the risks of zoonoses emergence and spillover along the wildlife trade pathway must be informed by readily accessible, accurate wildlife trade data. This working group aims to improve wildlife trade data collection, management, reporting, and analysis with a view toward building national capacities for zoonoses risk analysis in the wildlife trade context. Initial work will include a baseline assessment of national wildlife trade data collection policies, procedures, and capacity building needs. Assessment findings will be reported to the International Alliance membership in a seminar and published in at least one peer-reviewed journal article.

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Evaluation/Effective Interventions - WG 3
  • Public Group
  • The aim is to gather good practices on effective interventions from Alliance members to enable learning and knowledge exchange across sectors and regions. Chair: Craig Stephen (One Health Consultant)

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12 members , 1 post

Transformative System Change: The Big Picture - WG 2
  • Public Group
  • There are underlying fundamental obstacles to achieving the Alliances objectives and goals. Identifying and addressing these is the focus of this Working Group. Chairs: Alex D. Greenwood (IZW Berlin) and Barbara Maas (NABU)

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Science Policy Interface - WG 1
  • Public Group
  • Considering our core understanding of wildlife we want to infuse this understanding, based on scientific evidence, into international political processes. Chair: Sue Lieberman (WCS)

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10 members , 1 post