New report connects human health to biodiversity protection

During February, the 14th World Congress on Public Health in Kolkata, India, revealed a new “ground-breaking” report entitled, Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, which demonstrates human health benefits yielded from protecting Earth’s biodiversity. It’s designed to be the new “flagship publication,” acting as a primary source of information that supports the upcoming 2015 development agenda and sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

The report was developed by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) and the World Health Organization (WHO). It features contributions from many partners and over 100 experts, including Biodiversity International, COHAB Initiative, EcoHealth Alliance, Harvard School of Public Health, United Nations University, Wildlife Conservation Society’s Health & Ecosystems and many more.

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