The contribution of nature in the fight against the deadly virus, Covid-19 has been wildly appraised by Conservationists as Cameroon joined rest of the world to commemorate International Biodiversity Day on May 22.
Focusing on the 2020 theme, “Our Solutions are in Nature,” the Conservationists emphasised on the importance of working together at all levels to built a future life in harmony with nature, increase the resilience of nations and communities to recover from pandemic.
“Our Solutions are in Nature,” Conservationists emphasised
Ever since the virus was reported in Africa, most treatment have been inspired from natural products.
The Archbishop Samuel Kleda’s herbal concoction and Madagascar’s COVID-organics have proven potent in the treatment of infected patient.
Kleda’s discovery which has been viewed by many as a “great” contribution to the fight against COVID-19 in the country, has not only received extensive media coverage, but has also received recognition from top personalities in the Central African nation and on social media.
Similarly, Madagascar has become a centre of world attraction especially in Africa, since its president announced the use of Covid-Organics produce from plants, as a preventive and curative treatment for the pandemic.
The UN says, it recognises that despite all technological advancements, humanity is completely dependent on a healthy and vibrant ecosystem for water, food, medicines and other essentials.
As reported by Convention on Biological Diversity, the day proclaimed by the United Nations, seeks to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
This year’s International Biodiversity Day, celebrates nature as a source of solutions to global challenges. That is: the crucial role of nature in addressing climate change,food security and health.
According to the U.N, the year 2020 is also the year when the world can signal a strong will for adapting as well as adopting, in 2021 the robust and ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework that will “bend the curve” on biodiversity loss for the benefit of all life on earth.