Our world is in distress with the health of our ecosystem at stake. Deforestation, land-use mismanage, industrial agriculture and livestock growth, plus the increasing illegal wildlife trade are all aggressively destroying habitats.
The interactions and the transmission of infectious diseases from animals to humans (zoonotic diseases) like COVID-19 are only a glimpse of what we can expect if we continue to interfere with mother nature’s balance.
After decades of struggle to get environmental justice on the global political agendas, the United Nations General Assembly declared this day as International Mother Earth Day in 2009.
People need to work together to promote harmony with nature and Earth. An economy that supports both individuals and the planet is critical.
Source: Estoril Conferences
Picture: Estoril Conferences