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Maintaining the biodiversity and wilderness areas amid the COVID-19 crisis and further

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DrShakeelaBanu C, Dr. Roopashree R, Dr. Neeraj Jain, Manali Gupta, Ashish Kaushal, Mustafa Jawad Kadham
» doi: 10.33472/AFJBS.6.2.2024.1-11


The COVID-19 outbreak has had a major negative effect on conservation efforts for protected species. To halt the COVID-19 pandemic was secured. A study of the pandemic's effects on conservation was conducted in an office setting since there weren't enough researchers to do fieldwork. This study's objective was to determine how the pandemic influenced the security of animals in enclosed spaces in 2020. Zero lockdowns, whole lockdowns, and limited lockdown were the three time periods that researchers split 2020 into. Data on crime, animal protection, and tourist performance were all gathered in the same manner, and each point's data was then assigned to a central location to be combined and evaluated. Run various types of tests to see whether the data variables remained normal. The research found that (i) there were the same amount of law enforcement rangers in 2020 and (ii) local wildlife poaching rose under complete lockdown, by means of a reach your peak in the parched period for illicit fishing, mining, and hunting. (iii) the number of tourists who visited and the money generate from both regional and international tourism dropped during both the whole and limited lockdowns, and (iv) the number of domestic tourists who visited in 2020 continued to decline. The results of this analysis suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly have detrimental impacts on animal conservation, and those effects will only become worse as theepidemic spreads. According to the report, collaboration with conservation organizations and financial reserves aided the Parks and Species Management Authority's (PSMA) 2020 efforts to protect species. To ensure that conservation has safety nets, funding sources must be diversified and financial reserves must be built up.

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