Where have all the people gone?
Home, everyone is at home. Which means that there are less cars on the road, factories aren’t operating at full capacity bellowing their toxins into the air. The oceans are seeing less activity and the skies everywhere from Asia to Africa are visibly clearer. Nature in general, is taking a little breather from us.
A great article from Getaway magazine showcases the empty roads, sidewalks and walkways of famous cities around the world. And animals have taken notice. Whilst it is not the mass fix that conservationists dreams are made of. It certainly has been highlighted on social media more then a few times as we excitedly watch wildlife take a few steps into our concrete world, which let’s be honest, they fully deserve to do.
The Animals Return
Dolphins have unfortunately not returned to Venice canals (yet), but that does not mean that amazing changes are not happening. Is nature truly winning at the moment, yes and no. Ducks, fish and crabs have returned to the waters of Venice, with citizens starting to debate whether they should enforce stricter laws on motorised boat traffic in order to preserve the biodiversity that has returned. So that is a win.
Amid certain internet hoaxes and fake news, there are true stories of nature taking strides into areas that previously might not have occurred in more urban areas due to the reduced numbers of humans around. Which let’s be honest, we all enjoy seeing.