Being good animal stewards does not have to be a hands-on experience; quite often it is the exact opposite. When you are out in nature, leaving nothing but footprints behind is the best way to make sure your presence as an observer does not cause harm. Packing out everything you packed in is the golden rule of hikes, safaris, and treks. Things like human waste and trash can spread disease, damage habitat, and kill animals, and when they go into waterways and oceans they not only contaminate drinking water but could infect another group highly susceptible to COVID-19, cetaceans.
Let’s remember that wild things and wild places need our help and make smart decisions to protect them from this pandemic, just as we do the humans who we love.