Putting a "stop", or at least a "slow down", to the business-as-usual of people around the planet dramatically demonstrates the environmental carnage people cause.
Get onto the Internet and you can find a multitude of examples where the break from peoples activities has benefits for animal populations, and the environment. Olive Ridley sea turtles are one of those examples where their numbers might make a comeback during the time period where they are left alone and undisturbed because the usual tourist vendors and visitors are on lockdown.
The once a year event of sea turtles nesting on the the Odisha Rookery, a coastal beach in India is usually a big-time tourist attraction but the lockdown has meant that officials and the Indian Forest Department don't have to work quite as hard to protect the hatcheries this year. They still have to work to keep commercial fishing boats away but look at the photograph and you'll see a beach for of nesting turtles.
From a legal perspective, this "comeback" is relevant in a number of very important ways. One of those is recognising that there is an inseparable relationship between animals, people and their shared planet.
Law has a responsibility to reflect social norms, so the question is "what f the legal reforms necessary to progress the balance within the animals-people-planet balance"? Naturally opinions for various to how effective is the current law is, or isn't, in balancing and prioritising the frequently conflicting and competing subjective attitudes, agendas, and perspectives. However, either way, as "society's rulebook", how can the law to better to deliver modern law for a modern world?
IAL advocates that legislative recognition of animals as "sentient", where sentience is given a FULL definition rather than half of one, will be an important step in the evolution of the human-animal relationship.