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COViD-19 Pandemic Prompts a New Look at Ecological Security

by Laura Brewington

East-West Wire

Publisher: Honolulu, HI: East-West Center
Publication Date: 18 September 2020
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Resilient and healthy ecosystems help prevent wildfires, flooding, and other natural disasters. As the COVID-19 crisis illustrates, the unsafe exploitation of the natural environment can also have a lasting impact on population health and economic growth. Today, we need a reassessment of how societies prioritize the preservation of healthy ecosystems to support human health and well-being. This concept, often called “Planetary Health” or the “One Health” framework, views biodiversity management, land-use practices, and food production systems as dynamic interconnections among the plants, animals, and people that make up an ecosystem.