Instagram – July 21st, 2020

Sharing this excellent article from @johnescanlon , Special Envoy for African Parks and former Secretary-General of @cites on how COVID-19 has affected conservation across the continent and what can be done to avoid a similar situation in the future.⁣

To read the full article, head over to @africanparksnetwork 🙏🏼⁣

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@johnescanlon, Special Envoy for African Parks and former Secretary-General of @cites, spoke to the @financialtimes about how conservation efforts have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis and the need for a new international wildlife trade regime to avoid the next pandemic. Conservation efforts have been severely affected by the sudden drop in ecotourism and economic downturn, but John Scanlon says now is not the time to redirect funding away from such work. Doing so could cause a disproportionate loss in biodiversity and wild places as well as jobs for local people. Maintaining such funding can help to prevent the next pandemic in addition to the vast array of benefits provided by protected areas including mitigating climate change and other ecosystem services.
To watch the interview, click the link in our bio.
📷 @carl_nicholson_pro_guide in Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe
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