A farmer and a dog walk through a burnt area of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil, in August 2019. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has hit alarming levels. Photo: AFP A farmer and a dog walk through a burnt area of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil, in August 2019. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has hit alarming levels. Photo: AFP
A farmer and a dog walk through a burnt area of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil, in August 2019. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has hit alarming levels. Photo: AFP

Letters | Covid, rainforests or sharks: how the world likes to play ostrich

  • We were alerted to the possibility of a pandemic years ago, but chose to ignore the warnings. We are doing the same when it comes to the Earth’s shrinking biodiversity

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A farmer and a dog walk through a burnt area of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil, in August 2019. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has hit alarming levels. Photo: AFP A farmer and a dog walk through a burnt area of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil, in August 2019. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has hit alarming levels. Photo: AFP
A farmer and a dog walk through a burnt area of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil, in August 2019. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has hit alarming levels. Photo: AFP
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