Best of Landscape News 2020: One Health

Our pick of this year’s top stories

Dusk falls over the oceans of Earth, as seen by astronauts of International Space Station Expedition 47. NASA
21 December 2020
Lily Hess
21 December 2020
Lily Hess

The health of the planet, its species and mankind are all connected: this is the One Health approach. This year, the world has witnessed the eruption of a global pandemic and startling declines in biodiversity, which is also affected by climate change. This week, we’re presenting the best Landscape News content to help you make sense of these two connected crises.

One Health, one cure

The history of the approach to health that promises to prevent future pandemics

Enfermeras del Servicio Nacional de Salud del Reino Unido en Sierra Leona durante un brote de ébola. Simon Davis, DFID
Enfermeras del Servicio Nacional de Salud del Reino Unido en Sierra Leona durante un brote de ébola. Simon Davis, DFID

Biodiversity 101: Why it matters and how to protect it

The ins and outs of protecting our planet’s species

A panther chameleon, found in the tropcial forests of Madagascar. Renee Grayson, Flickr
A panther chameleon, found in the tropcial forests of Madagascar. Renee Grayson, Flickr

What the genetics of COVID-19 mean for the survival of wild great apes

New research examines what genetic resemblances among primates means in the context of pandemics

A chimpanzee in Gombe National Park, the site of Jane Goodall's research. Afrika Force, Flickr
A chimpanzee in Gombe National Park, the site of Jane Goodall’s research. Afrika Force, Flickr

Variety of life on Earth is being lost at “unprecedented” pace

Seminal U.N. report assesses political action to curb decline in biodiversity

The golden-keeled diplocaulobium, a rare orchid found in the cloud forests of biodiversity hotspot Papua New Guinea. sunoochi, Flickr
The golden-keeled diplocaulobium, a rare orchid found in the cloud forests of biodiversity hotspot Papua New Guinea. sunoochi, Flickr

For these 6 species, there could be fewer than 100 left

Here are some of the most critically endangered species on Earth

The vaquita porpoise is the smallest cetacean species, most easily distinguishable by its tall dorsal fin. Paula Olson, NOAA
The vaquita porpoise is the smallest cetacean species, most easily distinguishable by its tall dorsal fin. Paula Olson, NOAA

Why a biodiversity strategy is at the core of the European Green Deal

Q&A with European Parliament member Bas Eickhout

Croatia's Plitvice Lakes, set within a nationally protected forest area with more than 1,400 plant species. Clark and Kim Kays, Flickr
Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes, set within a nationally protected forest area with more than 1,400 plant species. Clark and Kim Kays, Flickr

How can we save biodiversity from mass extinction?

GLF Live with Rebecca Shaw, Joji Carino and Tim Hirsch


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