Wildlife trade bans not the only option to reduce pandemic risk

Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security
New Griffith University-led research suggests that existing systems for food safety, rather than broad, untargeted bans on wildlife trade are key to preventing the next pandemic.  Published in Lancet Planetary Health, with co-authors from the International Union for Conservation of Nature Wildlife Health Specialist Group and TRAFFIC, an NGO focused on wildlife trade. The research, led by Dr Duan Biggs from the Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security argues that a solution […]

Study of bushfire impacts finds quarter of a million hectares burnt

A Griffith University study has mapped the scale and impact the 2019 bushfires had on South-East Queensland bushland, finding that 13% of rainforests and 24% of our national parks in the area were likely burnt. In new research published in Ecological Management and Restoration, School of Environment and Science honours student Isabella Smith used Geomorphic […]