Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 lockdown sets wildlife free but raises poaching threat

A lockdown imposed a month ago to battle the COVID-19 pandemic has created greater freedom for wild animals in Sri Lanka’s popular national parks, generally stressed by over-visitation and unregulated feeding of wildlife.

Mongabay

Last updated on 17 April 2020

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Sri Lanka
Region: 
Asia
Threats: 
Illegal trade
Diseases
Species: 
Elephas maximus indicus
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals