NEWS & STORIES
The pandemic is affecting more than just humans
Poaching during these dark times has already cost the life of a rare silverback mountain gorilla in Bwindi National Park.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to show the fragility of the relationships between humans and wildlife. Countries such as Uganda and Rwanda that are dependent on the ecotourism economy are experiencing economic crises due to pandemic related shutdowns. Economic disparity and lack of employment in ecotourism have forced people in this region to search for other livelihoods, such as the illegal bushmeat trade. Regional instability, which stems from a history of colonization, war, food scarcity, and foreign exploitation, endangers the people and wildlife. A casualty of this crisis was Rafiki, a mountain gorilla killed by a poacher in Uganda. As the dominant male and protector of his family, his death puts his entire family in grave danger. Rafiki’s death has moved me to research further into the relationships between endangered mountain gorillas and the communities that surround them.
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