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Even as millions of people stay at home due to the novel coronavirus, there are still important ways to help protect the environment, according to an environmental NGO.

“Although this pandemic is changing our world and interactions with each other, it has made clear the urgent need for all of us to take part in conservation action however we can,” the U.S.-based Rainforest Trust organization said in a statement late Wednesday.

Coronavirus is a zoonotic disease – transferrable from animals to humans – which is the “direct result of our destruction of nature,” said the group.

Mentioning that the

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