Wildlife tourism severely impacted by massive tourism drop due to covid-19

The impact of covid-19 around the world has been catastrophic, not least in Africa’s wildlife areas, where people’s livelihoods and vital conservation work rely on tourism money coming in.

Wildlife tourism around the world supports 21.8 million jobs. Before the crisis, it was contributing $23.9bn (£17.2bn) a year to the African economy.

According to the UNWTO, visitor numbers to Africa last summer were down as low as 99 per cent.


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