Biodiversity conservation cannot afford COVID-19 communication bungles

Date: 12, Jul, 2021
Author(s):   Gregg, E.A., Kusmanoff, A.M., Garrard, G.E., Kidd, L.R., Bekessy, S.A.
Publisher: Trends in Ecology & Evolution

With COVID-19 dominating headlines, highlighting links between the pandemic and biodiversity may increase public awareness of the biodiversity crisis. However, ill-considered messages that frame nature as the problem rather than the solution could inadvertently propagate problematic narratives and undermine motivations and individual self-efficacy to conserve nature.