“The human cost of COVID-19 has, of course, been so incomprehensibly tragic that acknowledging the virus’s silver linings—the cleaner air, the forestalled carbon emissions—can feel ghoulish. But there’s no denying that the abrupt diminishment of human travel, a phenomenon scientists recently dubbed the “Anthropause,” has generated profound conservation benefits. “This is the biggest conservation action that we’ve taken, possibly ever, certainly since the national parks were formed. There’s not a single other action that has saved that many animals.”

 

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