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Charity CEO warns of the impact of Covid on conservation in Africa


The co-founder and CEO of charity Tusk has told CNBC that the shutdown of the tourism industry in Africa due to the Covid-19 pandemic has caused an economic crisis which is impacting conservation in the region.

Charles Mayhew, who is based in the U.K., co-founded the charity in 1990, with a mission to “amplify the impact of progressive conservation initiatives across Africa.” It was started in response to the poaching crisis throughout the 1980s which saw up to 100,000 elephants killed annually, and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, became the charity’s Royal Patron in 2005.

Tourism and safaris play a crucial role in financially supporting local workers, communities and wildlife…


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