Conservation and Covid-19

Conservation and Covid-19

<p>At WildHub, we would like to help you stay connected to your co-workers and peers in conservation by providing a space to exchange information and solutions to work challenges during the global Covid-19 situation.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p>


DISABILITY, CONSERVATION &amp; 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 / WhatsApp Number:+255 757 88 97 94. COVID &amp; 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
Jan 25, 2021

New publication on parks and COVIDFriends:

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:
Mar 17, 2020

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

About this room

In this room, we would like to offer you the opportunity to connect to others who are in a similar situation; whether you are stranded at your field site, or not able to leave for fieldwork, or having to make the shift to work from home. Our conversations in this room are joined by experienced conservationists who have been positively impacting conservation goals by working from home for a number of years. Watch this space for more updates!