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Biodiversity conservation and COVID-19: remember links between healthy ecosystems and human wellbeing

Biodiversity conservation and COVID-19: remember links between healthy ecosystems and human wellbeing

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"This editorial is the product of discussions among conservation scientists from around the world. Our objective is to highlight the short and long-term consequences of this pandemic for biodiversity and for conservation science"
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“Society's priorities must be human health and the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we also need to be thinking ahead to the resumption of conservation practice and education. There is an opportunity here to remind people of the links between healthy, resilient ecosystems and human well-being.” That is one of the messages of an editorial co-written by Professor Robin Pakeman, of our Ecological Sciences group, published in the latest issue of Biological Conservation.

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This article was originally posted by The James Hutton Institute