How did the COVID-19 lockdown impact forests, and wildlife and people depending on them in Bangladesh? Which policy implications are recommended by experts?
A recently release study titled The COVID-19 pandemic: A threat to forest and wildlife conservation in Bangladesh? provides evidence on deforestation, wildlife poaching and the reduction of employment and income of forest-dependent people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study also highlights recovery policies that include the development of programmes focusing on forest-dependent people, the participation of NGOs and the use of new communication technologies.
The peer-reviewed paper was published by Dr. Saifur Rahman, Alexander von Humboldt scholar and former PostDoc Fellow at EFI Bonn’s Governance Programme.
Featured image by Arifur Rahman Tushar on Pixabay.