WWF is back in La Marina Shopping Centre from 19 to 24 July with the aim of promoting its projects and recruiting new members. The organization returns to La Marina after its visit between 31st May and 5th June of this year due to the notable success of this last campaign.
The Covid-19 global health crisis is having a huge emotional and socio-economic impact on our lives. Millions of people affected, thousands of deaths and a worrying future economic scenario are worrying us all. But it should also make us reflect on the way we relate to nature.
Because the destruction of nature, due to the increasing human impact on ecosystems and wildlife, combined with climate change, facilitates the spread of pathogens, increasing the risk of contact and transmission to humans with the consequent adverse effects on our health. The destruction of nature causes seventy per cent of human diseases. But the reality is that viruses and bacteria have always lived with us and are distributed among different species without affecting humans in well-preserved habitats.
To conserve our nature is to take care of our health.
However, we are on the opposite path: we overexploit its natural resources, we produce and consume unsustainably, we pollute the oceans and emit gases that are warming the Earth to levels that could be catastrophic for all of us.
We need to stop this crisis together. Because nature conservation goes beyond containing a fantastic diversity of life and habitats, it is our source of food and medicine, shelters and protects us, and provides us with clean air, fresh water, and healthy soils. It inspires us.
Today the world faces many threats, and to combat these, WWF is pushing for the urgent creation of a new UN-backed Agreement for Nature and People. A pact that recognises the link between nature, climate and people's health and takes action to achieve the following goals:
- CLIMATE PROTECTION
- ZERO SPECIES EXTINCTION
- ZERO LOSS OF NATURAL HABITATS
- HALVING OUR ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT
This week (19th to 24th of July), visitors to La Marina Shopping Centre will have the opportunity to visit the WWF (World Wide Fund For Nature) stand on the first floor to find out more about the projects and activities carried out by this excellent world organisation.