[Mekong Eye News Digest] COVID-19 threatens endangered wildlife - Scientific American Blog

2020-05-27 325 Mekong Eye

[Mekong Eye News Digest] COVID-19 Threatens Endangered Species in Southeast Asia. Today, for many rural people across far-flung parts of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, COVID-19 is less a crisis of public health than economic survival. The financial impacts of the pandemic have been tsunami-like, rapidly reaching even the remotest parts of the interlinked markets of these lower Mekong countries. Faced with a lack of income and no safety net, people in these situations have little to turn to but poaching, illegal fishing, logging and clearing forest.

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