“We found no, or very few, people addressing the links between COVID-19 and the wildlife trade."
If tropical trees die earlier, it will affect how much carbon these forests can hold and raises concern over CO2 emissions offsets.
In Dubai alone hundreds of camels are known to have succumbed to plastic pollution.
Salmon in the Klamath River in the United States were once abundant. They no longer are.
Elephants feature prominently in religious and national iconography in Thailand, but the jumbos have fallen on hard times.
"The impacts will only intensify, damaging not just ecosystems, but societies and economies," warns UNEP's Inger Andersen. "Member states must get ahead of the game before it gets worse,"