With Jeff Flocken (HSI), Andrea Crosta (ELI), Genevieve Belmaker (Mongabay), & Yoko Watanabe (GEF). An Update from the Frontlines: The Cost of Conservation during this Global Pandemic. While many of us are social distancing and sheltering in place inconvenienced by travel restrictions and economic uncertainty, those on the frontlines of protecting wildlife, are facing more extreme challenges in the name of conservation. Join us for a discussion about how the COVID-19 pandemic has created a shroud for increased illegal activity, decimated tourism-based economies, strangled funding for conservation and accelerated species and habitat destruction...alongside some stories of hope and opportunity for impact.
Speakers: Jeff Flocken, Andrea Crosta, Genevieve Belmaker, Yoko Watanabe