Monday
March 29
2021

COVID Fallout ‘Undermining Nature Conservation Efforts’

By Helen Briggs

Covid-19 is taking a “severe toll” on conservation efforts, with multiple environmental protections being rolled back, according to research.

Conservation efforts have been reduced in more than half of Africa’s protected areas and a quarter of those in Asia, said the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

And 22 countries are rolling back protection of natural areas.

Protected areas encompass some of the world’s most precious ecosystems.

They include pristine forests, wilderness areas and natural habitat that supports endangered species.

Source: BBC News (link opens in a new window)

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Coronavirus, Environment
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coronavirus, environment, global development, pandemics, sustainability