Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health

World Health Organization and Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (2015)

The report synthesizes the available information on the most important inter-linkages

for example between biodiversity, ecosystem stability, and epidemic infectious diseases such as the Ebola virus

and the connection between biodiversity, nutritional diversity and health. It also covers the potential benefits of closer partnerships between conservation and health, from improved surveillance of infectious diseases in wildlife and human populations, to promoting access to green spaces to promote physical activity and mental health.