The COVID-19 pandemic and the worldwide response to it have modified lots of the interactions that people have with nature, in each constructive and destructive methods. A perspective article printed in People and Nature considers these adjustments, discusses the potential long-term penalties, and offers suggestions for additional analysis.
The authors of the article notice that the pandemic constitutes a ‘international pure experiment’ in human-nature interactions that, with out looking for to downplay or ignore its tragic penalties, offers a uncommon alternative to supply in-depth information about these interactions and to assist set up actions that may have constructive results for each people and nature.
“Though undeniably tragic, the COVID-19 pandemic could supply a useful alternative to discover an applicable future relationship between folks and nature,” mentioned lead writer Masashi Soga, PhD, of the College of Tokyo.
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