COVID-19 shutdowns will give wildlife only short-term relief from climate change and other threats
Source: The Conversation, Date: , 2020
There had to be a silver lining to the
nearly universal lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the small benefits
has been a temporarily lighter human footprint in many ecosystems.
Wildlife sightings are increasing, air
quality is improving and carbon emissions are dropping. While these glimmers of
positivity cannot come close to eclipsing the tragic human cost of the coronavirus,
many are now asking what the pandemic will mean for wildlife around the globe.