Statement by Jacques Trouvilliez, Executive Secretary of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) on World Environment Day 2020

The coronavirus crisis has led many of us to reflect on humanity’s relationship with the natural world and to recognize that this relationship is now seriously out of balance, with dire consequences for our health, wealth, everyday lives and continued well-being.  We have taken for granted for too long the benefits that we derive from nature and are beginning to pay the price of neglect, overexploitation and lack of respect for the environment.  World Environment Day, with its slogan “Time for Nature”, is a timely wake-up call for us to ensure a sustainable future, where we support nature so that it can support us.

Last updated on 05 June 2020