The COVID ‐19 pandemic: A learnable moment for conservation

Mark Schwartz, Jenny Glikman, Carly Cook

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The global COVID‐19 pandemic is a massive humanitarian and economic disaster on a scale not seen for more than a generation. Although society has appropriately focused on the human costs, the pandemic has provided an opportunity for conservation scientists to highlight lessons for society (Wittemyer, 2020), and assess impacts on biodiversity (e.g., Corlett et al., 2020). At the same time, society's response to the global pandemic provides learning opportunities for the science and practice of conservation.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere255
Number of pages3
JournalConservation Science and Practice
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020

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