Zoologists have known for decades that some of the most devastating viral infections originate from animals. Their data and research can be used in efforts to prevent pandemics.
Australia has been identified as a hotspot for emerging diseases, which occurs when human activities collide with a richness of animal species.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some critics say livestock farms promote diseases that spread from animals to humans. An animal scientist explains how well-run farms work to keep that from happening.
Ecological systems are at breaking point and a global economic collapse is under way. It's time to invest in risk mitigation to prevent another COVID-type disaster.
Zoonotic diseases can emerge closer to home than you realise.
When a new virus emerges and triggers a pandemic, it is important to trace its origins. Knowing more about how the virus jumped species in the first place can help curb future zoonotic diseases.
People can still learn a great deal about these mammals while keeping a safe distance.
Wild animals and animal parts are bought and sold worldwide, often illegally. This multibillion-dollar industry is pushing species to extinction, fueling crime and spreading disease.
Many of these new diseases cross over, jumping from wild animals to people.