COVID-19 Threatens Endangered Species in Southeast Asia


The coronavirus has created a survival crisis for rural communities and, consequently, for wildlife! 

There seems to be several good news about the environmental improvement and the animals moving freely during the lockdown; however, this is just a single picture of the whole picture.

COVID-19 and the lockdown create more pressure on local community who depends on forest and the visit of tourists. Without economic driven for daily livelihood , the wildlife crime is more likely to happen. For example, the protected areas of remote northern Cambodia where the giant ibis were killed are home to some of the most unique assemblages of endangered birds anywhere in the region was occurred during this lockdown.

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