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Ivory was trafficked using hearses during the pandemic. Jeff Hutchens/ Getty Images

Wildlife traffickers carried on their illegal trade during COVID lockdown – what legal traders can learn from their resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic did not deter wildlife traffickers from going about their illegal business. Their methods may offer lessons about resilience in crisis scenarios such as climate emergencies.
Despite the challenges of performing research during COVID-19, researchers reported connecting on a more vulnerable level with their community partners, as they all attempted to get through the pandemic. (Shutterstock)

Preparing for the next health crisis: COVID-19 showed the importance of community-engaged research

Community-engaged research was disrupted by COVID-19 restrictions, meaning researchers faced serious challenges when their results were most needed: during a public health crisis.
Social sciences play a key role in preventing zoonotic diseases from spreading to people from animals. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Why ‘One Health’ needs more social sciences: Pandemic prevention depends on behaviour as well as biology

Pandemics often have animal origins, so prevention is often dominated by health and veterinary sciences. However, social sciences’ role in understanding human behaviour is also crucial to prevention.
Auditor General Karen Hogan testifies before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Accounts in Ottawa on Feb. 12, 2024. She came to some harsh conclusions about the management of the ArriveCan app. Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick

The ArriveCan scandal: How can we avoid similar problems in the future?

The cost overruns of the ArriveCan app are exceptional, but the scandal is not unique in history. There are solutions available to prevent the excessive use of public funds.

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