Chris Packham hopes pandemic will spark a greener future

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Chris Packham hopes pandemic will spark a greener future

Chris Packham hopes that after the end of the coronavirus pandemic, people will establish a “new normal” to address environmental issues.

The television host said we had to “find something good in the bad” and learn from the virus outbreak.

He added that the closure has made some people more interested in the wildlife that surrounds them.

Packham said: “We have learned some tough lessons, so we need to make sure we implement these improvements in the future and the environment has to be an integral part of it.”

He added that “people want to be normal again”, but hopes that we can achieve a “new normal” in which we are “healthier as an individual and as a species and ultimately as a planet”.

People are more concerned with the natural world around them during the closure, he added.

“When you look at Facebook and Twitter, it’s full of people who are just exuberant about the things that are going on around them,” said Packham.

He said that “simple things” “brighten up their lives and make their communities a healthier and happier place”.

Packham added that the new Springwatch series that he is launching and will return to on TV screens next week will “think” about these issues.

Springwatch will air on BBC Two on May 26 at 8 p.m.

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