How human activities are driving
the emergence of zoonotic diseases
and what we can do to prevent them?

Why Pandemics Are Inevitable?

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us the devastating consequences of a global outbreak of a novel virus that originated from animals. But this is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that we face such a threat. In fact, 75% of new infectious diseases are zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans.

And many of them have the potential to cause the next pandemic.

What are the factors that increase the risk of zoonotic diseases spilling over to humans?

How can we detect and respond to them in time?

What can we do to prevent them from happening in the first place?

Finding the answers

These are some of the questions the documentary Stopping the Next Pandemics explores, with the help of experts and scientists from around the world.

The film is a joint production of ARTE France, Georama TV, and NHK Japan, and it features the work of Wild at Life, an international non-governmental organization which works to protect wildlife and habitat around the world.

The movie has been produced with the support of Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée Europe Créative – Programme MEDIA de l’Union Européenne.

Wild at Life’s role

Wild at Life is fighting against illegal wildlife trade and exposing fraudulent social media influencers who exploit wild animals for profit.

The film shows how these practices not only harm the animals, but also pose a serious threat to human health and security, as they create opportunities for viruses to jump from animals to humans. The film also highlights the importance of preserving natural ecosystems and reducing the consumption of high-risk wildlife products to prevent future pandemics.

Asli Gedik’s insight

The documentary features Aslihan Gedik, Founding Chairwoman and Chief Conservation Officer (CCO) of Wild at Life, who has dedicated her life protecting and rescuing abused, orphaned and neglected wild animals.

She is also conducting war-zone and natural disaster relief missions, where she witnesses the impact of human activities on wildlife and the environment. She shares her insights and experiences on how we can stop the next pandemics by respecting and protecting nature.

Experts’ opinions

The movie features interviews with leading experts and scientists in the fields of epidemiology, virology, ecology, and public health, such as:

Dr. Peter Daszak

Dr. Peter Daszak

The president of EcoHealth Alliance and a member of the WHO team that investigated the origins of Covid-19 in China

Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall

The world-renowned primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace

Dr. Fabian Leendertzthe

Dr. Fabian Leendertzthe

The head of the Emerging Zoonoses Research Group at the Robert Koch Institute in Germany

Dr. Lawrence H. Summers

Dr. Lawrence H. Summers

The co-chair of the G-20 panel on pandemic preparedness and response

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to the US president

Watch the trailer

You can also watch the full documentary online on the ARTE website, where it is available in different languages.

The English version is also available on Georama VOD channel:

Also featured by ZDF TV!

A video footage showcasing the activity of Wild At Life was also broadcasted on the program “Lech’s Kosmos” on ZDF TV.

Spread the word

Wild At Life is proud to be featured in “Stopping The Next Pandemics” documentary and to share our mission with the world.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join the movement and support our cause. By sharing this page you are helping us spread the word about the movie  and our mission

Thank you for your support and generosity.
Together, we can stop the next pandemics.


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