- Date: March 19, 2020
These are difficult times. As you feel and witness the impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in your community, we hope you're taking extra care to stay safe and healthy, for yourself, your loved ones, and those around you. It is a stressful and emotional experience as our daily routines change.
We are all adjusting to this ever-evolving situation. You may be teleworking (like most WWF employees), caring for kids home from school, practicing social distancing, coping with uncertainty, loneliness, and other disruptions to regular life. We're certainly grappling with all these changes. We hope it's comforting to know you are not dealing with this alone.
As you continue to adjust, we wanted to provide you with some activities and ideas that you may find useful and even fun. We hope you enjoy these opportunities to learn about and explore our world—and continue to make a difference—from home.
Discover the connection between the environment and human health
- How habitat conservation and restoration support better human health outcomes
- The human health and conservation connection
- Cradle of the virus: How forests are the source of and solution to emergent pathogens
- Why we must close high-risk wildlife markets
Read about WWF and COVID-19 in the news
- The People want wildlife markets to close – and governments should listen (The Hill)
- The environmental warning of coronavirus — why companies need to prepare (BRINK)
- Wet markets likely launched the Coronavirus. Here’s what you need to know (National Geographic)
- As humans stay indoors, wild animals reclaim what was theirs (Washington Post)
- Carter Roberts of WWF talks about the pandemic’s impact and the connection between nature and human health (Business of Giving podcast)
- Carter Roberts on WWF and COVID-19 (Medium blog)
As the coronavirus continues to spread, people remain at the core of WWF. From community members who live in and protect the world's most threatened places and wildlife, to our employees around the globe who carry out our vital work, to you who make our work possible. All of us at WWF work to help people and nature thrive. And all of us care about you and yours.