• Mervyn

Global disregard for Nature brought on Coronavirus pandemic!!

Updated: Apr 12, 2020

First Article from ABC South West Vic / By Kirsten Diprose and Matt Neal. (Australian Story, File Photo)

Jane Goodall says global disregard for nature brought on coronavirus pandemic.

Renowned conservationist and activist Dr Jane Goodall is hoping the coronavirus pandemic will be a wake-up call, warning the crisis is a result of human disregard for nature and animals.

Dr Goodall said we should have known a pandemic-like coronavirus was coming because other viruses, such as SARS and HIV, also jumped the species barrier from animals.

Both SARS and COVID-19 are types of coronavirus and have been traced to live animal markets, or wet markets, in China.

But Dr Goodall said the loss of animal habitats and intensive farming are part of the problem, making it easier for viruses to spread from one animal to another and then to humans.

"We have to learn to think differently about how we interact with the natural world," she said.

"And one of the problems is that as more and more forests have disappeared, so animals themselves have come in closer contact with each other.

"Most of these viruses that jumped to us have come through an intermediary. So there's a reservoir host like a bat and in [the case of COVID-19] it's thought to have jumped into a pangolin and then into us."

Key Points:

· Dr Jane Goodall, marking 60 years of field research and discovering that chimpanzees make and use tools, says animal habitat loss and intensive farming are part of the viruses jumping species.

· She says as forests disappear, animals come in closer contact with each other and humans.

· Dr Goodall equates the human disregard for nature as also the root cause of climate change.


Article below Commonly found on Social Media - Source Not Known

Perhaps it was time to sit back, take stock & treat nature & our planet with respect?

We fell asleep in one world and woke up in another.

Suddenly Disney is out of magic, Paris is no longer romantic, New York can be a city that sleeps. And the Chinese wall is no longer a fortress.

Hugs & kisses became weapons and not visiting parents & friends became an act of love.

Realise that power, beauty & money are worthless actually and can’t get you the oxygen you might be fighting for.

But the world continues to live and it is beautiful. For now it’s put humans in cages. Is it sending us a message????

“You are not necessary to me. The air, earth, water and sky without you are fine. When you come back, remember you are here as my guests, not my masters.”


These two articles have put into words exactly how I feel, including the world facts that is common Knowledge and available for us all to check. It is up to us to interpret the knowledge, either by ignoring it, as has been happening in the past, or preferably by

taking POSITIVE action and doing something about it before it is too late.

We are very lucky to have this choice and challenge, so PLEASE make the right decision to save ‘Our Fragile Planet’ now, to ensure that it remains intact for future generations to live in, to love and to enjoy.

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