DISABILITY, CONSERVATION & TOURISM The challenge is that people with physical disability, especially from Africa, can’t afford the cost of a visit to a national park. Some of them live close to protected areas their entire lives without ever seeing wildlife in its natural habitat. They hear wildlife stories that are more fiction than fact tainting their views of the natural world. Special Safari’s Africa: Our goal to involve people with disabilities in tourism activities by offering free safari tours - Serengeti National Park and organizing tricycle tour ride challenges inside the protected areas escorted by rangers working at the Kijereshi Game Reserve. Together working in team work and collaboration we can promote tourism activities to people with disability across Africa and beyond. For more information and registration drop email to Mr. David kabambo firstname.lastname@example.org /email@example.com WhatsApp Number:+255 757 88 97 94. COVID & DISABILITY Ensuring no one is left behind, during a special safaris Africa events, people with disability will hear from Medical Doctor (MD) and Social workers about COVID-19, and other Non-communicable diseases including identifications, preventions and treatment, those who are interested in COVID-19 vaccination will be registered, and processed to schedule their vaccinations. Screens for other conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, along with vision and dental checkup will be offered during special Safari Africa –September 2022 https://youtu.be/HoEVGz1tpnY https://youtu.be/pLrtke9lTnk
Attached is a new publication on the WTO web page a number of us in the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas co-authored. A more extensive article on the same subject will be coming out in the journal Parks soon: https://www.unwto.org/covid-19-oneplanet-responsible-recovery-initiatives/sustainable-recovery-of-tourism-in-protected-areas-from-the-covid-19-pandemic
Ways to help people decide on field work or what to do when stranded because of cancelled flights, closed borders, etc.
Hi all, Could I perhaps ask you to introduce yourselves by mentioning where in the world you are right now, what the situation is there and whether you had plans to go elsewhere (e.g. for field work or to return home)? Also, please add any thoughts on what helped you or prevented you from continuing with your plans. I am currently gathering advice for people who have to make these decisions still (e.g. MSc students) - so any of your thoughts can really make a difference to someone else at this stage. Many thanks for your time and hope you are all well and safe!Best,Thirza