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Collateral Damage: The Unexpected Effects of COVID-19 on Endangered Species

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Mountain Gorillas, Sustainable Agriculture, Threatened and Endangered Species, Uganda

COVID-19 and Poaching A silverback gorilla named Rafiki was killed last month by poachers in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, making him the first mountain gorilla to be killed in nine years. The sudden change in poaching norms is said to be a direct result of COVID-19 travel bans: the nation’s tourism industry typically brings … Continue reading Collateral Damage: The Unexpected Effects of COVID-19 on Endangered Species

Gifts from the tallest to the smallest …

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Community Health, Uganda

Maasai people of Tanzania preparing to travel to the forests of Uganda to work with ECOLIFE and the Batwa people. From left to right is Halima Ashimu, Martha Lobulu, Esupat Loseku and Kisioki Moitiko. This is a team from the International Collaborative for Science, Education and the environment (ICSEE).  They are trained in stove building … Continue reading Gifts from the tallest to the smallest …