Preventing Pandemics, Protecting Wildlife

Language from the AWI-endorsed Preventing Future Pandemics Act (PFPA) was successfully adopted as an amendment to the House-passed version of the National Defense Authorization Act. The PFPA recognizes the urgent need for a global approach to emerging diseases. This amendment calls on the State Department and other federal agencies to form international coalitions and pursue diplomatic measures to encourage closures of live wildlife markets abroad. It also authorizes funding to deploy law enforcement officers to assist countries where there is a flourishing trade in at-risk species.

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