The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many things, particularly nature. Start preventing a pandemic by adopting ways to protect nature.
Up to this day, we continue to battle with the dreaded COVID-19 which has affected millions of people across 184 countries and territories. The pandemic has put the world on standstill, slowing down human activity, halting social and economic activities as uncertainty heightens.
People start to worry about how long until this blows over. Health experts say COVID – 19 will continue to be a threat until a safe and effective vaccine is developed. However, it takes over a year, at the earliest, to even develop a safe and effective vaccine.
Until then, we should observe the new normal like social distancing, wearing face masks, follow health experts’ advice, boost our immune system, and do good for the environment.
Nature Today in the Middle of Pandemic
According to some experts, wildlife population and resources have experienced a massive decline over the past decades. Multiple cases of animal-human spread of disease during the same period have also been recorded. Some experts say that this is not a coincidence, as nature and pandemic are, in a way, correlated.
Researchers continue to look into the source of the novel virus, the COVID-19. It is widely believed though that it is a zoonotic virus, meaning a virus that was spread from animals to humans. Early reports say the virus came from caged bats in a market in Wuhan, China. Nonetheless, researchers made it clear that contact between humans and animals has led to the spread of some viruses. The destruction of the habitat of animals is one reason why there are zoonotic viral infections. Animals are forced to live in environments close to humans. Two of the examples that show the correlation between the destruction of nature and human activity are dengue and malaria. Research shows that areas, where forest damage is rampant, creates a large number of people affected by dengue. Activities that contribute to forest destruction are illegal logging, mining, and agricultural expansion.
Population growth also contributes to more damage to our nature. The more people utilize or consume natural resources, the more destruction there is. Natural habitats give way to residential, commercial buildings and the like. Economic progress displaces animals from their habitats.
Avoid a Pandemic by Saving Our Planet
Amid this pandemic, there is still hope for future generations. We can always do something to preserve nature if we act now. Here are some ways in which we can be a part of saving the environment.
Educate yourself and the people around you
While we are all stuck inside our homes due to lockdown, it is the best time to share knowledge and information about doing something for the environment. Be productive by showing videos or sharing articles about contributing to preserving nature.
A small space in your backyard can be utilized to plant vegetables and herbs. The bigger space, the better because you may be able to plant fruit trees too. Encourage everyone in your home to engage in planting or gardening. Plants offer many benefits, like absorbing oxygen and carbon dioxide, filtering pollutants, and preventing soil erosion.
Dispose of your waste properly
This is a basic one, but not everyone practices it consistently. Reduce your waste by consuming fewer products. Reuse items that are still possible to use. Recycle your wastes by disposing of them the right way.
Save Our Planet through Bidi Cares
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