Amid the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, some things are looking up around the world for wildlife.
In Italy, swans and dolphins have been seen returning for the first time in years, thanks to a lack of tourism and docking cruise ships.
The lockdowns in China are curbing deadly pollution, likely saving the lives of both animals and an estimated 50,000 to 75,000 humans from premature death, reports Stanford Researcher Marshall Burke.
In Wuhan, China, where the virus broke out, the birds have been heard chirping, a sound of nature that’s muffled from the movements of the city for decades; even the smog pollution from the sky has begun to lift.
In Animalia’s first episode we chat about the effects of COVID-19 lock-ins and the flourishing of nature and reduced pollution. James and Annalie brainstorm ideas on how to keep wildlife, Earth, and people in co-existence even after lockins are lifted.