How is Madagascar – One of The Most Biodiverse Regions on Earth – Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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Madagascar affected by COVID-19

For a long time, Madagascar has been an economically poor and politically unstable nation. When President Andry Rajoelina assumed office in January 2019, he envisioned a transformation for the country. One of the biggest sources of revenue for the government would have been tourism. How has the pandemic impacted Madagascar’s economy? By using Madagascar’s biodiversity,… Read more »

How is COVID-19 impacting endangered species in South East Asia?

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COVID-19 impacting endangered species

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a wave of uncertainties for not just humans but several wild animals too. Rural communities have started experiencing the effects of an economic slowdown. As a result, poaching and illegal wildlife trade may begin to rise. At Animal Club, we had predicted this as one of the impacts of the… Read more »

COVID-19- What are the impacts of it on Wildlife Policies in China

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Impacts of COVID-19 on Wildlife Management Policies in China

The COVID-19 outbreak reinforces the need for a transformation in our economic and regulatory policies. As countries around the world try to fight the disease, we have realized the need to step towards a less consumptive model. It was found that reasons for the COVID-19 pandemic were interconnected with an accelerated ecosystem degradation and poor… Read more »

What is a zoonotic disease?

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zoonotic disease

In the wake of the recent Coronavirus outbreak, the world has become more aware of the risks of zoonotic disease. People around the world are questioning the presence of wildlife trade for human consumption. Many countries are now planning stringent measures to address illegal trade and wildlife poaching. So, as we try to fight this… Read more »

How are animals affected by the COVID-19 lockdown?

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COVID-19 lockdown

COVID-19 has been a big blow for countries around the world. As economies reach a standstill and lockdowns are increasing in many areas, animals are responding to the changes too. Social media posts show how animals are returning to cityscapes and reclaiming their space. Many people see this as a sign of how nature has… Read more »