COVID-19 is deeply affecting communities as schools are closed, local businesses are shuttered, and people practice social distancing to stem the outbreak. Amid the rapidly breaking news and uncertainty over what the immediate future will bring, I can't help thinking about the long-term effects on our work for a more sustainable world.
Although it's too early to fully understand how the coronavirus will affect our health and food systems, we're closely monitoring the situation. We've reached out to grocery companies, for example, to assess how food waste can be reduced despite shifting demands. The Guttmacher Institute published a thoughtful analysis on what the outbreak might mean for reproductive health and rights, particularly the toll on healthcare workers and the availability of contraceptives.
Even as we're taking care of our staff and loved ones, we won't stop fighting to protect the wild. Stay healthy, and thanks for your continued support in these challenging times.
For the wild,