Budget cuts and collapse in tourism revenue pose ‘severe’ threat to nature


Reduced environmental protections and conservation job losses could hit vital progress on climate and biodiversity, research finds

Job cuts in nature reserves and environmental rollbacks by governments during the Covid-19 pandemic could undermine global efforts to conserve biodiversity and tackle the climate crisis, according to new research.

Budget cuts and a collapse in ecotourism revenue have forced national parks and conservation organisations to make staff cuts and reduce activities such as anti-poaching patrols, with Asia and Africa severely affected.

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