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Goodall and Azoulay: "Attacks against nature are part of the health crisis"


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - The Covid-19 pandemic must not obscure the protection of biodiversity, recall the famous primatologist and the Director General of Unesco during a cross-talk at Le Figaro.

On the occasion of the International Day for Biodiversity, Friday 22 May, Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of Unesco, Jane Goodall, a primatologist famous for her studies on chimpanzees and ambassador of the Partnership for the survival of great apes launched by the United Nations, recall that the global Covid-19 crisis must not obscure the defense of the flora and fauna of our planet.

LE FIGARO. - 2020 should have been a key year for biodiversity, but international summits have been postponed. Are you concerned that this issue may be overlooked because of the Covid-19?

Jane GOODALL. - I think, on the contrary, people understand that it is the destruction of wilderness and the attacks on wild animals, hunted and sold on markets, which are responsible for the crisis we are experiencing. So I hope that when all of this is finished, the pandemic will help us to protect nature and biodiversity.

Read also: Is nature really the big winner of the Covid-19 pandemic?

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