REDUCING COVID 19 PANDEMIC RELATED THREATS TO UGANDAS PRIMATES

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    JAMES WATUWA
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    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.

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    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

  • REDUCING COVID 19 PANDEMIC RELATED THREATS TO UGANDAS PRIMATES

    annechimp updated 2 years ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
  • Kashmir Flint

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    23 December 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Not specific to mountain gorillas here, but I too have wondered how conservation will fare. I have been looking for a new job since July and been really unsuccessful, Conservation Careers published an article back in April saying how the conservation sector had been impacted by COVID-19.
    I have noticed it in different areas, I read a newspaper that for ages has spoken about how committed they are to spreading awareness about climate change and environmental destruction. Since COVID, environmental stories have appeared further and further down the pages, their charity appeal is now based on helping young people through these hard times.

    Conservation needs all the help it can get!

  • JAMES WATUWA

    Member
    27 December 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Sure that is the way to go

  • annechimp

    Member
    13 January 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Such helpful info-thanks for sharing James!

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