The COVID-19 crisis reminds us of the importance of preserving habitats and biodiversity in order to minimise health risks to humans. Climate change, habitat loss and increasing pressures, especially from intensive agriculture, are putting pressure on biodiversity. A reversal of this trend in order to preserve and restore biodiversity is fully supported. However, AK would also like to stress that all measures – where possible – must also be socially just and in the interests of employees and consumers. Only in this way the necessary broad social acceptance can be achieved.