Land Use Change and Zoonotic Spillover Risk

Forest Health Futures, Liberia

More than one in three outbreaks of new and emerging disease are linked to…


Land-use change is a significant driver of emerging diseases.

Project Deep Forest

Deforestation is the permanent destruction of forests in order to make the land available for other uses such as agricultural and farm expansion, urban planning and extractive industries. An estimated 18 million acres of forest, which is roughly the size of Panama, are lost each year, according to the United Nationsโ€™ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).