Learn to love nature, act to save it

Even a highly urbanised country like Singapore can play a part to help the natural world thrive

As simple a step as spending more time in public parks and nature reserves can redress the disconnect in Singapore between knowing of the existence of the natural world and actually experiencing it, says the writer.
As simple a step as spending more time in public parks and nature reserves can redress the disconnect in Singapore between knowing of the existence of the natural world and actually experiencing it, says the writer.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

While Covid-19 continues its assault on the world, I am reminded of the concept of "One Health" - that the health of humans, animals and the environment are linked and dependent on one another.

In his latest documentary, A Life On Our Planet, Sir David Attenborough reminds us of the importance of the natural world and how humankind has to work with nature and not against it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 21, 2020, with the headline 'Learn to love nature, act to save it'. Print Edition | Subscribe