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MONTHLY eNEWS
May 2020
 
 
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TWO NEW FUNDING AWARDS FROM THE ERIK E. AND EDITH H. BERGSTROM FOUNDATION
 

PMC is pleased to announce two new funding awards from The Erik E. and Edith H. Bergstrom Foundation (Bergstrom Foundation). These generous gifts include a $180,000 award in support of a 54-epsiode rebroadcast of PMC’s hit Rwandan radio show, Umurage (“Inheritance for a Better Future”), and $200,000 of funding in support of Agashi 3 (“Hey! Look Again!”), the latest in the highly successful Agashi radio series in Burundi.

 
 
 
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ACKNOWLEDGING THE LINK BETWEEN WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING AND PANDEMICS
 
In a few short months, the entire world has yielded to an unprecedented public health crisis. Experts acknowledge the uniqueness of the Covid-19 circumstances but also recognize that zoonotic diseases, passing from animals to humans, kill millions of people every year. We’ve seen viruses like this before and we will likely see them again – unless we address systemic causes from human behaviors like habitat destruction and wildlife trafficking.
 
Read more in a new blog by our Associate Vice President of Development, Kiren Bansal.
 
 
 
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POPULATION MEDIA CENTER REVIEWS PLANET OF THE HUMANS

As you may know, the Michael Moore produced film, Planet of The Humans (director Jeff Gibbs), has set off a maelstrom of internecine criticism – meaning the most vociferous critics of the film emanate from within the environmental ranks itself.

 
 
 
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