We can no longer ignore the links between deforestation, wildlife trade, intensive farming, land artificialisation and the negative impacts of infectious diseases on humans. It’s time to build a resilient economy that preserves nature and the services it provides!
The Tour du Valat has undertaken reflections on this question within the Ramsar France wetlands association, and has published an op-ed on its web site that is supported by members of parliament, including Frédérique Tuffnell and Jérôme Bignon, as well as the main networks of French protected areas. This opinion piece calls for the construction of an economy that takes full account of the climate and biodiversity. “The respite our planet has been experiencing during the lockdown must not be transformed into a deferment.”
You can find the op-ed in French here.