Human, animal and ecosystem health, as well as the environment, are fundamentally interconnected.
Wildlife and environmental health are often neglected by policy makers, with insufficient human and financial resources allocated. This webinar will focus on the case for investment to improve environment competencies at the country/territory level through multisectoral collaboration between Veterinary Services and the environment/wildlife sector.
The event will bring together veterinary, agriculture and environment sector stakeholders. It will focus on the human-animal-ecosystems interface. These are the agricultural and productive spaces where biodiversity loss is declining rapidly, which is destabilising the ecosystem services on which local people depend for food and livelihoods. This has consequences for all of society.
As such, we will focus on the value of wild agro-biodiversity, and particularly fauna – the birds, bats, frogs, crabs, insects, rodents, snakes, that live in and around the rice fields, crop farms, wood plots, wild borders, grazing areas, riverbanks of populated areas in the Asia Pacific region.