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22/05/20

Covid-19: improving knowledge on coronaviruses carried by bats to protect human populations

IRD, Cirad and the University of Zimbabwe, long-standing research partners in animal and zoonotic diseases, launched a new project on the genetic diversity of coronaviruses found in Zimbabwean bats.

The Unamat forest in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios department, Peru.

14/04/20

Safeguarding biodiversity is essential to prevent the next COVID-19

Experts share their insights on the link between biodiversity loss and emerging infectious diseases.

 Larves d'Anopheles gambiae

Vectors and diseases

What do plague, malaria and chikungunya have in common? These diseases and many others - or more precisely the causal agents responsible - are spread by vectors. A vector is a transmission agent. Certain invertebrates - mainly insects - carry microscopic organisms that cause diseases and transmit...

Water point in the Hwange national park, Zimbabwe.

[Project] HUM-ANI - Contacts among animals and humans and infectious risk

April 2020 – April 2023 Zimbabwe

The CAZCOM project studies bats among other animals.

[Project] CAZCOM - Control of animal and zoonotic diseases

French solidarity fund for innovative projects (FSPI) January 2019 - December 2020 Zimbabwe

African elephant walking across a river in the Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe.

[Project] TEMPO - Remote sensing and spatial modelling of animal mobility

January 2018 – January 2021 Zimbabwe

Breeding Aedes mosquitoes in laboratory.

[Project] TIS AEDES OI - Implementation of the Sterile Insect Technique in the Indian Ocean

February 2019 - March 2021 Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion

Student training at the University of Western Cape, South Africa.

Research in Southern Africa

Research projects are defined and carried out jointly by the researchers and their counterparts in Southern Africa.

Vignette désertification

Desertification, A Challenge for Science

Desertification is a result of land degradation, mainly caused by human activity, in dry areas of the planet. Climate change amplifies the negative effects of these activities on soils and vegetation.