Instagram – Oct 22, 2020 @ 15:28
Watch our series of interviews with some of Africa’s leading conservationists by clicking in the link in our bio.
As COVID-19 took hold of the world in March 2020, Africa’s communities, conservancies and iconic wildlife were only just beginning to feel the effects. The pandemic has led to the closure of many national parks as well as safari lodges and hotels in countries across the continent, resulting in a dramatic decline in wildlife tourism – an important source of revenue for many organisations, governments and local people.
So, what does this really mean for conservation?
As part of our August film festivals, we spoke to some of Africa’s most eminent conservationists, filmmakers and NGOs from @africanparksnetwork @biglifeafrica @sheldricktrust @tsavotrust and @dereckjoubert and @beverlyjoubert about the last few months and the consequences, both short- and long-term, of the devastating pandemic.
We featured their interviews in our latest newsletter – please click on the link in our bio to watch.
2 @biglifeafrica Jeremy Goss
4 @africanparksnetwork Andrew Macdonald