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Originators of #ecofascism liked #pangolins photo opps too.
Like now, aim to evict indigenous & rural peoples producing food etc from their lands, & put everyone on plant based diet. Current elite invested much pretending they aren't racist. They are.
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BREAKING: Multinational team uses 3 different methods to determine where #SARSCoV2 came from: each leads to horseshoe bats found widely in Asia. The virus now causing a human #pandemic has been in bats "for decades," only now reaching people.
Big implications from this peer-reviewed paper.
First, #COVID19 is not caused by a "China virus" that was "made in a Chinese lab," as some in the #Trump admin have claimed.
2nd, it may have jumped directly from a bat to a person, without intermediary animals.
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3rd, The 2003 SARS has also been connected to Asian horseshoe bats, and these mammals may carry many types of #coronaviruses.
4th, this shows "how difficult it will be to identify viruses with potential to cause major human outbreaks before they emerge." Image
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📢🎉The work of #Bat1K is featured on the cover in the latest issue of @nature: “Six reference-quality #genomes reveal evolution of #bat adaptations” 🦇🧬 #bats Our thread 👇 on the… 📸: Olivier Farcy(1/n) Image
📢Have you ever wondered how 🦇 manage to do what they do? #bats have extraordinary adaptations, including powered #flight, laryngeal #echolocation, #vocal #learning and an exceptional #longevity with unique #immunity and resistance to #cancer! 📸: @DanielWhitby5 (2/n) Image
A #Bat1K team led by @Sonja_Vernes @EmmaTeeling1 @hillermich @TheGeneMyers has just published the raw genetic material that codes for these unique 🦇 adaptations and #superpowers in @nature! #bats #genomics #cool! (3/n) Image
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Global shifts in mammalian population trends reveal key predictors of virus spillover risk. Out in Proc Royal Society B @RSocPublishing @CKreuderJohnson @EpiCenterUCD @PREDICTproject @OneHealthUCD @ucdavisvetmed @LairmoreDVMDean @NIH…
Co-authors include @petaleeh @PanditPranav, @SmileyTierra, Julie Rushmore, Cristin Young, and Megan Doyle. The study was supported by @PREDICTproject and @NIH
The study concludes that the exploitation of natural habitats is not only a conservation issue, but an important driver of spillover transmission zoonotic viruses. Here is a thread that discusses three key points highlighted from study.
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On continue notre série d’articles sur la Peste. Aujourd’hui, épisode 19 : « De la viande infectée sur les marchés ? ». Le coronavirus est (peut-être) dû à la vente de #Pangolins. Au Moyen Âge, la vente de viande est très réglementée... Un thread ! #histoire
Au XIVe siècle, la viande joue un rôle clé dans l’alimentation (#novegan). A Paris, par exemple, la portion moyenne est de 150g de viande/habitant/jour. C’est plus qu’aujourd’hui !
Les Parisiens du XIVe siècle ne sont pas particulièrement carnivores : les données historiques et archéologiques révèlent une consommation de viande similaire partout en Occident.
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We need some inspiration. Join us to celebrate people fighting for our planet w/#30EarthMonthHeroes. The rules: 1⃣Tag a person who does great things to protect the environment 2⃣tag+thread another the next day 3⃣Repeat thru April. Explainer via @TaotaoTasi…
1) One of our #30EarthMonthHeroes is our previous president @brooke2cents. Beyond the leadership she provided us, Brooke trains conservationists on how to design outreach plans that motivate action. Check out her work on sustainable fishing in Mongolia:…
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'Tip of the iceberg': is our destruction of nature responsible for Covid-19?

The human species continued destruction of biodiversity is creating
conditions for new viruses and diseases such as Covid-

The eating of other animals IS the problem…
"Research suggests that outbreaks of animal-borne and other infectious diseases such as #Ebola, #SARS, #BirdFlu and now #COVID19, caused by a novel coronavirus, are on the rise"

Pathogens are crossing from other animals to the human species…
Dead #Pangolins seized by authorities in North #Sumatra.
Disease ecologists argue that viruses and other pathogens are likely to move from animals to humans in #wildlifemarkets.
via .@guardian
Photograph: Gatha Ginting/AFP via Getty Images
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#Freeland org urges #asian governments to shut all #wildlife markets immediately especially to prevent additional outbreaks of diseases like #coronavirus #COVIDー19. Launching report on #SoutheastAsia #illegal wildlife trade, group says trade valued at US$20 billion/annually ImageImageImageImage
#Freeland organization #INGO says "world is waking up to dangers of #wildlife #trafficking" due to #coronavirus #COVID19". But points out it's a problem beyond #China & this disease. Adds China wildlife breeding business is valued approximately at US$7 billion annually ImageImageImageImage
#Freeland says #wildlife #crime has become 1 of largest #international #organizedcrime as it was previously "ignored or downplayed". Its founder Steve Galster says world seeing "fastest rate of species loss" & #illegal #wildlife trade is "sleeping timebombs in #SoutheastAsia" ImageImageImageImage
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Today is #WorldPangolinDay

#Pangolins are likely the most trafficked wild animal in the world, they need our protection.

Last week I published this #AlexNote. I know they may be difficult to read on some devices, so I will add the text in tweets in thread.

2/6. We face two existential challenges. Unlike just five years ago, most people will now recognize climate change as one of those. But the other, the loss of nature and biodiversity, seems to get less attention. However, ‘their’ extinction may quite well be ‘our’ extinction.
3/6. You may have heard Einstein’s quote on the extinction of bees, that we have only four years left on earth if they go extinct. Like many of his quotes, it is very unlikely that he has ever said this.

I have heard scientists say that the one thing they fear more than
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