Everyone has been touched by COVID-19—whether by losing a loved one, becoming sick, experiencing financial loss or being shut off from normal activities.
While we still don’t know the precise origin of COVID-19, scientists agree the disease started in wild animals before spreading to people. If we invest wisely in programs that address wildlife trade, biodiversity loss and habitat destruction—the leading causes of diseases moving from wildlife to humans—we can stop many pandemics before they even start.
Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) agree and are asking Pres. Biden to create a global fund to address both health and conservation concerns and provide $2 billion in seed funding. With this critical funding, the U.S. could leverage significant investments from other nations, and lead the global effort to protect public health.
Take action today: ask your U.S. Representatives to support a global conservation and health fund to prevent future pandemics.