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How The Pandemic Affected South Africa’s Illegal Billion Dollar Poaching Industry | Forbes

Published 27 days ago
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South Africa is facing a conservation crisis. National parks and private game reserves are a key part of the country’s tourism industry, which accounts for 7% of its GDP and employs over 1.5 million people. As countries around the world implemented covid lockdowns and travel restrictions, this vital source of revenue was cut off, threatening conservation efforts, including the ability to combat the global illegal poaching industry.

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01:00 – Conservation funding

02:32 – The illegal poaching industry

04:10 – Decrease in rhino poaching

06:00 – A different kind of poaching

06:58 – Anti-poaching units

09:15 – The future of conservation in Africa

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