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04 May 2020 0

Please keep aside an hour on Wednesday, 6 May 2020 at 8am US Eastern | 2pm South African time.

Wilderness Foundation Africa in conjunction with The International Conservation Caucus Foundation will be facilitating a session with Members of Parliament to examine links between the commercial trade and consumption of wildlife and disease outbreaks like COVID-19, SARS, HIV, and Ebola and to consider steps South Africa can take to prevent future pandemics.


Mr. David Quammen
Author, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Prof. Nicholas King PhD, LLM
Environmental Futurist, Global Change Analyst & Strategist

Hon. Fikile Xasa
Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

The Panel will be moderated by Melanie Verwoerd (Political analyst and Columnist).