REDUCING COVID 19 PANDEMIC RELATED THREATS TO UGANDAS PRIMATES
It is currently not clear how conservation will fare in the aftermath of the pandemic. Noise, air, and water pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and the many other adverse human impacts on wild nature will rebound, but funding and other support for conservation will have to compete with a wide range of new priorities for financial resources due to the COVID-19 crisis, at least for the near future. On top of that, the pandemic crisis has evidently negatively impacted people in communities we work with whose livelihoods depend on ecotourism. 2020 is a year without tourists visiting Uganda and its natural park, and no tourists means no less income for neighboring communities.
As the world grapples to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus,endangered species are also fighting for survival. Although most endangered animals cannot get sick from this disease, they’re becoming additional casualties of the pandemic. EWCO is most worried about challenges arising from a lack of tourism and volunteers, as well as increased poaching in the absence of other economic sources. Conservation groups around the world are struggling right now to protect the most vulnerable animals on the planet.
EWCO has launched a special a COVID-19 Fund on GivingWay https://www.givingway.com/donate/elgon-wildlife-conservation-organisation <strong style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit;”>to help protect the mountain gorillas from the disease! Mountain gorillas are an extremely rare species that can only be found in that part of the world. You can also make a general donation and support the incredible work of EWCO <strong style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit;”>Your donation, no matter the amount, will directly go to protect the gorillas, elephants, amphibians etc., from the Bwindi National Park area!https://www.givingway.com/donate/elgon-wildlife-conservation-organisation
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