IUCN COMMISSION GROUP

IUCN WCPA Protected Areas and One Health Task Force

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Overview and description

Description:

The Task Force on Protected Areas and One Health will synthesize existing knowledge regarding how to integrate One Health interventions with area-based conservation practices and identify gaps ...

The Task Force on Protected Areas and One Health will synthesize existing knowledge regarding how to integrate One Health interventions with area-based conservation practices and identify gaps where future research, policies, and funding are needed. This Task Force will focus especially on efforts to reduce the risks of emerging infectious diseases and the burdens of endemic diseases, because other IUCN groups already focus on other aspects of One Health, such as the importance of clean air and water to human well-being. 



Group leadership

Dr Skylar HOPKINS

Chair

Skylar Hopkins is an Assistant Professor at NC State University, where she researches parasite and disease ecology to better understand how parasites are maintained in complex ecological systems. Her ...

Skylar Hopkins is an Assistant Professor at NC State University, where she researches parasite and disease ecology to better understand how parasites are maintained in complex ecological systems. Her research falls under the One Health umbrella and aims to simultaneously safeguard or improve the health of people, animals, and ecosystems.

At a glance

Official name:
IUCN WCPA Protected Areas and One Health Task Force
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