Session II - Zoonotic diseases and the One Health Approach

26 September: 14:00 - 15:30 CET

The session aims to lead the audience in understanding food security issues at the global level; what happens if a vital ecosystem service, such as wild meat, becomes depleted; and how the food security within Indigenous Peoples’ lands can be made compatible with the conservation of these areas.

Moderator

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Anastasiya Timoshyna

Senior Programme Coordinator – Sustainable Trade, TRAFFIC

Anastasiya Timoshyna is TRAFFIC’s Senior Programme Coordinator – Sustainable Trade. In this role, she coordinates TRAFFIC work around advising governments on developing better regulations to ensure trade is sustainable, developing private sector standards, engaging businesses and facilitating consumer behavioural change. She has fourteen years of experience of working on issues of wildlife trade. Her work involved projects in Europe, East and Southern Africa, Viet Nam, India, Nepal, and China and relevant policy work, including in CBD and CITES contexts. Anastasiya has background in ecology, environmental policy and corporate environmental management. 

Speakers

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Dr. Richard Kock

Royal Veterinary College, UK and IUCN SSC Wildlife Health Specialist Group 

Richard Kock is a wildlife veterinary ecologist in the field of wildlife health focused on Africa and Asia. He works in One Health at the interface between animals, humans and environment and on the role of food systems in disease emergence and environmental change. 40 years as a professional, 28 years attached to the Zoological Society of London, 10 years as Prof Wildlife Health and Emerging Diseases at the Royal Veterinary College London. Awarded FAO Bronze Medal in 2010 in recognition of work on morbilliviruses and eradication of rinderpest virus and the Tom and Beth Williams Award - Wildlife Disease Association for exceptional contributions to understanding wildlife disease of policy relevance. His research portfolio involves over £1.5 million. RG score 40.12 h index 43 i10 index 116 citations 7927. He established One Health MSc jointly with London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and he lectures on One Health and Wildlife disease. Associate Research Fellow Chatham House Co-chair IUCN Species Survival Commission Wildlife Health Specialist Group Strategic Futures Committee Wildlife Disease Association Adjunct Prof Tufts University Grafton USA; Njala University Bo Sierra Leone. 

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Kristina Rodina

Forestry Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO) and the Secretary of the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) 

Kristina Rodina is a Forestry Officer at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO). Since 2017, She coordinates global work on wildlife and protected area management in the FAO’s Forestry Division. She also serves as the Secretary of the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management, which is a voluntary partnership of 14 international organizations with substantive programmes for the sustainable use and conservation of wildlife resources. She has with over a decade of experience spanning three continents and several themes, from wildlife conservation and trade, to natural resource management; to international environmental and policy development; and to protected areas conservation and management. Prior to joining FAO, she worked as Wildlife Trade Country Manager at WWF Myanmar and before that for TRAFFIC, wildlife trade monitoring network, based in Budapest Office. Kristina has background in ecology, environmental policy and management. 

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Dr. Tiggy Grillo

Scientific Officer Wildlife Health Programme, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and National Coordinator, Wildlife Health Australia 

Tiggy Grillo is currently undertaking a part-time secondment to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) until June 2022 as a Scientific Officer Wildlife Health Programme.  Her work includes contribution to advancing the OIE’s Wildlife Health Framework and support to the OIE’s Ad Hoc Group to develop Guidelines on reducing the risk of pathogen spillover events at markets selling wildlife and along the wildlife supply chain.  Tiggy graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Glasgow, where she also completed her PhD.  Tiggy continues to work part- as the National Coordinator for Wildlife Health Australia (WHA). Tiggy has worked for WHA since 2009 and is Australia’s OIE Focal Point for Wildlife.  She is also a member of the IUCN Wildlife Health Specialist Group and the Wildlife Disease Association. 

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Marie-Marie Olive

Researcher (PhD), Epidemiology of arboviral and zoonotic diseases, ASTRE Unit, CIRAD, Univ. Montpellier, INRAE, Montpellier, France

Marie-Marie Olive is researcher working on the epidemiology of arboviral and zoonotic diseases at ASTRE Unit, CIRAD, France. She conducts research on the transmission, the emergence, the surveillance and the control of arboviruses and zoonotic viruses at the human-animal-environment interface through One Health approaches.

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Hadrien Vanthomme

Researcher (PhD), management of natural resources and landscapes, Forests and Societies Unit, CIRAD, Montpellier, France

Hadrien Vanthomme is a biologist specialist of natural resources and landscape management at CIRAD’s Forests and Societies unit. Hadrien is the coordinator of the Sustainable Wildlife Management project in Gabon, dedicated to constructing with local communities a value chain for wild meats that are produced legally, sustainably, and with minimum sanitary standards to avoid zoonosis transmissions. With three years of activity in Gabon, the project is working with 10 groups of villages in the Mulundu department and with the Gabonese Ministry of Water and Forests to better adapt the country’s legal framework to sustainable wildlife management.

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Dr Torsten Mörner

Head Wildlife Diseases and Game Meat, International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC)  

Count Prof. Torsten Mörner is a leading expert on wildlife diseases and a member of the Swedish CIC Delegation, as well as Vice-President and Head of the CIC Specialist Group for Wildlife Diseases under the Applied Science Division. He is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine by training and was State Veterinarian at the National Veterinary Institute in Sweden. He was also the President of the Swedish Hunters’ Association and led the CIC Policy and Law Division from its inception in 2008 until 2011. He recently led the OIE Working Group on Wildlife. 

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James Compton

USAID Wildlife TRAPS Project Manager, TRAFFIC 

James Compton has been working on trade in wild animals and plants in Asia for over 20 years at a variety of levels, including leading TRAFFIC's work at regional level. Since late 2020 he has helmed the USAID Wildlife TRAPS project, linking TRAFFIC’s wildlife trade expertise with institutions and individuals specialized in animal/wildlife public health. The project focuses on reducing zoonotic spillover risk from wildlife trade, using a supply chain analysis approach to identify critical actors and human/animal interfaces, seeking to improve existing systems and shift human behaviours away from high-risk practices towards safe, sustainable and legal alternatives.