Suspension and cancellation of many conservative activities and events due to the coronavirus outbreak should not allow the destruction of the environment, according to the conservation law center.

“We cannot let COVID-19 provide cover for environmental destruction, profiteering, and continued human rights abuses,” Carroll Muffett, the head of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), said in a statement on late Wednesday.

Like many economic, sports and cultural events, climate demonstrations have been affected by the outbreak but have not stopped all demonstrations and work towards protection of the environment.

Groups such as Extinction Rebellions, Fridays for Future and

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