As humanity isolates, wild animals start coming out of exile

By | April 2, 2020


The coronavirus pandemic has rightly been compared to wartime. At the same time, it is reminiscent of the First World War armistice as gunfire gave way to birdsong, and offers glimpses of what might happen if we were to end our war against this planet and impose our presence here less harshly, by allowing wild habitats to grow, by reducing how much we foul up the air, land, water, and oceans, and by simply learning how to become a less noisy and destructive species in the home we once shared with so many others but long ago, unilaterally, claimed as our own.

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