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Discuss the importance of Sustainable peat land management and explain in what way it has the potential to prevent future pandemics.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

5. Discuss the importance of Sustainable peat land management and explain in what way it has the potential to prevent future pandemics. (250 words)

Reference: Down to Earth 

Why the question:

The article explains the importance of Sustainable peat land management and in what way it has the potential to prevent future pandemics.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the importance of Sustainable peat land management and explain in what way it has the potential to prevent future pandemics.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by explaining what Peat lands are.

Body:

Start by discussing the importance of Sustainable peat land management – Peatlands harbour a variety of disease-spreading hosts; flora and fauna in them are also being harvested, increasing contact with humans.

Peat lands are rich in biodiversity, including many potential vertebrate and invertebrate vectors, or carriers of disease. These included numerous vertebrates known to represent a risk of spreading zoonotic disease, such as bats, rodents, pangolins and primates. Zoonotic diseases are those that jump from animals to humans.

Take hints from the article and present a case study and explain the need to manage them.

Discuss in what way it has the potential to prevent future pandemics.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance of Sustainable peat land management.