In Sri Lanka, bushmeat poachers haven’t let up during lockdown

The killing of a 25-year-old ranger by poachers during Sri Lanka’s lockdown period has prompted calls for greater efforts to tackle the illegal bushmeat trade.  Demand for bushmeat traditionally comes from domestic tourists visiting areas near national parks and reserves, but this market dried up with the lockdown.

Mongabay

Last updated on 01 June 2020

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Sri Lanka
Region: 
Asia
Threats: 
Illegal trade