The current epidemic affects not only humans, but also wildlife. As the world goes under to prevent the deadly corona virus from spreading, suddenly there are only a few cars left, planes in the sky and ships in the water. And nature saw.
More recently, Puma has been seen fighting the coyotes through San Francisco on the streets of Santiago, Chile, while rats are becoming increasingly aggressive and starving in search of permanent extinction. Urban groups of monkeys have struggled to reduce resources.
Some people called it a “big break”. Now scientists have found a clearer and more technical way to explain these extraordinary situations and to explain what we can learn from their effects.
He explains that the term “Anthropos” refers to the significant global slowdown in “modern human activity, especially travel”. We would be stupid not to study it.
This effect may not always be obvious or is not expected. Although current global blocking has left some animals calm and silent, others are at higher risk than before.
For example, endangered species are currently more vulnerable because some areas are more affected by economic difficulties than others and natural resource exploitation is increased.
The team says now is the best time to further investigate these complex conversations. It is important that field biologists continue to collect data even during the suspension, unless appropriate precautions are taken and funds are removed from working on the front of the virus.
And that’s a big deal. Current research cannot distinguish between these two factors, and the current conditions are ideal for further observation.
For this reason, researchers from around the world are pushing for a new COVID-19 biologging initiative to gain resources and expertise for fish, birds and mammals. According to Francesca Cagnasi, a senior researcher at the Edmund Fish Foundation in Italy, they have found more than 200 records.
It is planned to use animal-based electronic location devices, so-called “biologgers”, to record their movements, their behavior, their activity, their physiology and their habitat in this unique time. An additional measure will coordinate data from multi-species surveillance programs to assess the impact of human movements and activities.
This is undoubtedly a painful time for humans, but researchers hope that the scientific knowledge that we can gain from this crisis will help us to deal with the next one, which will help humans and animals in the future. Both problems are reduced.
The earth is currently in its sixth known extinction and our coexistence with wild animals is leaving their desired destination. Perhaps the current situation teaches us something about how we can make the most of this rapidly dispersed planet.
In fact, the humanitarian movement we are currently facing is only a few decades behind. While much has changed over the years, considering this change and making small adjustments to our modern lifestyle can bring tremendous benefits.
For example, minor changes to our transportation network can dramatically reduce the impact of disruptions on animal movement.