Viruses Threaten Wildlife, Too

Viruses Threaten Wildlife, Too

As the coronavirus COVID-19 shuts down cities and stalls economies, it is clear a virus can impact our wellbeing. It is widely suggested that wildlife is the likely source of the virus, although we don’t yet know enough to pinpoint a species. If COVID-19 is this bad for us humans, what impacts do viruses have on wild animals? Are viruses ever serious enough to impact their populations? Read our virus scan of threatened and endangered species here.

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Jennie Miller
Senior Scientist

As a Senior Scientist with the Center for Conservation Innovation, Jennie provides critical science support across Defenders.