Tackling COVID-19 impact on nature-based tourism in Africa

Posted on 04 February 2021

The global collapse of nature-based tourism resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has led to catastrophic losses of income for many communities that play an essential role in safeguarding the natural world.

To help address this challenge, we are launching a Collaborative Platform to connect funders with African communities, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, that risk losing their livelihoods from nature-based tourism – helping to provide emergency relief and supporting their efforts to become more resilient against future shocks. The Luc Hoffmann Institute incubated the idea, with WWF now taking things forward with many partners. Thanks go to the many organizations who have supported this initiative – including the lead funder, the Global Environment Facility. 

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