In the framework of the study financed by the EU “Wildlife economy: sustainable tourism in protected areas”, a study was undertaken to understand the impact of COVID-19 on wildlife tourism in protected areas, considering the impact on protected areas, businesses and local communities. A survey was designed with questions that would allow us to compare the period before the crisis with now, and estimates for the foreseeable future. It also asked what type of support might help (relating to the local value chains, and during different phases; conservation; business operations, policy interventions etc.) and on what terms these might work.
The draft data analysis (focussing on Africa as a first phase) is now available for review – click here
If you would still like to contribute to the study (particularly if you work in North, Central or West Africa), you can find information here in French and English.
JRC map of survey responses globally