Experts Say Pandemics will Increase Till We Stop Exploiting Wildlife

Tue Jul 07 2020 19:30:46 GMT+0530 (IST)

In the tough times when the world is finding it tough to combat the ongoing respiratory disease, the findings of an environment experts panel raising many fears and concerns about the future of mankind.

A recent study carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme and the International Livestock Research Institute stated that until and unless we don’t take proper actions to safeguard the wildlife the Zoonotic diseases continue to show the impact on mankind.

Zoonotic diseases are diseases that get transmitted to humans from the animals just like the current respiratory disease.

The expert's committee held humans responsible for these sorts of diseases and said until we stop exploiting the wildlife these fatal diseases continue to attack the humans.

The panel listed out some of the Zoonotic diseases like Ebola, West Nile virus, and Sars and the current fatal virus and said if timely action is not taken these diseases can claim a million lives every year.

Talking about the same, under-secretary-general and executive director of the UN Environment Programme, Inger Anderson said, in the last century the world witnessed as many as six pandemics and ranked the importance to safeguard the environment as a top priority.