Dr. Jinfeng Zhou, secretary-general of the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF), which houses our partner organization, the Good Food Fund, has been widely quoted in the global media calling for an end to wildlife consumption and trade as a crucial response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been a temporary ban on wildlife markets in China to curb the spread of coronavirus, but many have said this is not enough. Dr. Zhou said the ban failed to address the root cause of the outbreak, which was poor regulation and high levels of illegal trade. He told the Guardian: “This temporary ban is not enough. The trade should be banned indefinitely, at least until new rules are introduced. We have had similar diseases caused by illegal wildlife trafficking and if we don’t ban the trade these diseases will happen again.” You can read more here and here.