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What future awaits to conservation after the pandemic?

At the end of 2019, Covid-19 hit us all. Restrictions, changes in health, politics, and the environment have conditioned the world’s agenda. New forms of coexistence implanted, and our relationship with the planet change drastically. It is clear that we face a new facet for conservation. A future that should invite us to consider and question what we have been doing. Are we responsible for the environment? Do we take enough care of the planet? Do we contribute from home to avoid contamination?

In April 2020, the media and international institutions spoke of a respite for nature. Photographs of recovering ecosystems, animals in urban spaces, clean air in certain metropolises, among others, became popular.

Deers have become part of the urban landscape on the streets of Nara, Japan. Source: https://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-52216020

Can’t humanity deal with conservation problems without radical intervention?

Our challenge to sustain the planet’s nature is not a lack of knowledge but a lack of will.

Green Commodities Programme – UNDP (2020)

Despite an improvement in natural preservation in several territories during this year of confinement, other natural sanctuaries have generated a balance between natural ecosystems and the community without the need for these implications. One of these is the Galapagos Islands, declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1978.

This territory is emerging as an example of hope, resilience, and improvement. A portrait of a community that has understood the value of conservation and respect for its ecosystem. Its inhabitants have created an economy dependent on responsible tourism, ensuring that people who visit the islands maintain that same involvement.

Together we can create a better future for the Galapagos Islands. The territory can be a clear example of collaboration, becoming a lighthouse of hope for conservation. Let us show the whole world that united, we can come stronger from adversity.

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