Tuesday, 05 July, 2022

How the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening Africa’s wildlife

A wildlife catastrophe is unfolding in Africa, in accordance to park rangers and conservation specialists.

They say the closure of safari tourism, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, is decimating the sector, and main to an maximize in poaching.

The African tourism business is worth nearly $30 billion a calendar year and employs just about 4 million people.

Professionals and rangers on the floor say they are viewing a surge in poaching as 1000’s of unemployed people today dependent on the market switch to wild animals for food items.

They also concern an upsurge in more organised poaching of endangered species.

Reporter: Claire Marshall , producer and editor: Rachel Rate.

Additional camerawork by Jeff Waweru of Tusk.

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