The Environment and The Pandemic: Effects on Wildlife
The pandemic has altered the environment and affected our animal friends, mainly in positive ways. The strain on wildlife has been lessened because of fewer people on the roads and in public places, resulting in opportunities for humans to spot and enjoy more animals. Research is continuing on the relationship of climate change and wildlife habitat devastation to the development of this and possible future pandemics.
Animals Thriving: Changes in human activity and pollution levels have improved the lives of many of our wild friends.
Wildlife Sightings: The lack of human activity has emboldened animals to venture into areas that they avoided previously. Since many of us are spending more time at home and in the outdoors, we have more opportunities to spot wildlife.
Climate change: Scientists are studying how climate change and wildlife habitat devastation may have contributed to the current pandemic and how we need to address these issues to avoid future pandemics.