Conservation work to protect some of the world’s vulnerable wildlife species and ecosystems are now facing an emergency situation as ecotourism comes to a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many wildlife
organizations rely on funding from visitors for critical projects to safeguard endangered species and habitats, and are now on the brink of shuttering doors after widespread travel bans have pulled the plug on this crucial source of income. The news is particularly worrying as scientists reveal the link between humanity’s destruction of nature and disease pandemics and have warned that without a dramatic shift in our relationship with animals and the environment, the world will face more dangerous pandemics to come.
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