While governments the world over are intensifying their fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, an often-neglected, if not repressed, demographic is suddenly entering the limelight: indigenous populations.
Ironically, wildlife products are being used to combat a virus that has jumped to us from wildlife in the first place.
Conservation could benefit from ecosystems' natural ability to rebound, but there's no time to waste.
Termites can be important for ecosystems in semi-arid lands like grasslands and savannahs.
Elephants have long been known to linger at the carcasses of dead mates.
The unique creatures may go the way of the dodo unless conservation efforts are stepped up.