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People & Planet: Biodiversity Loss and Wildlife

May 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


People & Planet: Biodiversity Loss and Wildlife

This People & Planet conversation brings together experts including Grace Ge Gabriel, Regional Director — Asia, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW); Dominic Travis, of the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota; John Vidal, international journalist and former environment editor at the Guardian; and moderator Todd Reubold, Associate Director, IonE and Publisher, Ensia, to discuss the intersection of biodiversity loss, the global wildlife trade and the emergence of infectious diseases. The discussion will tackle questions such as:

  • What do we know about the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Where are the global hot spots for future outbreaks?
  • What role does the wildlife trade — both legal and illegal — play in the spread of infectious diseases?
  • What can be done to prepare for or prevent the next COVID-19 crisis?
  • And much more!

RSVP here via Eventbrite to reserve your ticket and access the Zoom link!

Frequently Asked Questions:

I registered to attend this event. When will I get the Zoom link?

You will be notified when the digital link is added to your ticket. You can access the Zoom link by going to your ticket on Eventbrite (Menu: Tickets. Then, click on your ticket for this event). There is a button for “View Links” on your ticket page. This will bring you to another page with instructions, the webinar at the bottom of the page, and the Zoom link.

Will I be able to call in to the webinar?

We will be offering the option to join the webinar over the phone. Please contact ioneevents@umn.edu for further details.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Events Manager, Kimberly Long (longx296@umn.edu).


May 18, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm