On 5 February 2021, Wildlife Trade Futures launched its virtual seminar series as part of a new GCRF-funded project on wildlife trade and COVID-19. Seminar 1: Political Ecology, Wildlife Economies and Zoonosis has now taken place and a recording of the seminar is available below.
In the first seminar of the series, Rosaleen Duffy (University of Sheffield), Bram Büscher (Wageningen University), Krithika Srinivasan (University of Edinburgh) and Nitin Rai (ATREE) discuss how political ecology can enhance our understanding of the relationship between COVID-19, zoonosis and wildlife economies.
Future seminars will highlight how other critical lines of inquiry can help us to better understand the relationships between COVID-19, zoonosis and wildlife, and devise alternative, equitable pathways for moving forward. The purpose of this seminar series is to bring under-represented critical perspectives and under-appreciated issues into the core of discussions on COVID-19 and wildlife.