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[Morningside Salon] How to prevent the next pandemic? A discussion on wildlife trafficking and trade
The new coronavirus began like so many pandemics and outbreaks before. Some say that humanity’s disregard for nature and disrespect for animals is the cause of the pandemic – do you agree?
Columbia University Alumni Association of Hong Kong would like to invite you to a webinar session to discuss the connection between animals and the new coronavirus, and how we should treat animals whose health and habitats should be protected to stave off the next pandemic. Our speakers will also share with us their experience and efforts in combatting poaching, wildlife trafficking and trade in Hong Kong, mainland China and Africa.
|Title:||[Morningside Salon] How to prevent the next pandemic? A discussion on wildlife trafficking and trade|
|Date:||Thursday, May 7, 2020|
|Time:||7:00PM - 8:15PM|
|Location:||Zoom (Zoom link will be shared within 24 hours of the event to registered guests)|
Mary started the first international veterinary hospital in China over a decade ago and is the leading source on China’s pet and animal industry. (http://www.icvsasia.com) She is a graduate of Barnard College ('89) and Columbia Business School ('01).
Damien is an ex-sniper turned founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF). Over the past decade the IAPF has scaled to train and support rangers to fight poaching and protect wildlife in Africa. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damien_Mander)
Karina is the Animal Welfare Education Manager of Animal Asia Hong Kong, which is devoted to improving the welfare of animals across Asia. (https://www.animalsasia.org)