Explained: Anthropause, the period UK researchers are set to study

News: Researchers are set to study the term anthropause to refer to the Covid-19 induced lockdown period and they will study its impact on other species.


  • Anthropause: It refers specifically to a period of considerable global slowdown of modern human activities notably travel due to the Covid-19 induced lockdown.
  • What is the research about? The researchers will study the impact of Covid-19 induced lockdown on other species as studying this period will provide valuable insights into the relationship between human-wildlife interactions in the 21st century.

Additional Facts:

  • COVID-19 Bio-Logging Initiative: It is an international consortium that will investigate animals’ movements, behaviour and stress levels before, during and after COVID-19 lockdown using data collected with tracking devices on animals called bio-loggers.