These communities are feeling the full impact of the pandemic, and some are resorting to poaching for bushmeat, as well as to supply the illegal wildlife trade as a vital source of income.
On World Ranger Day, The Independent and Evening Standard's Stop The Illegal Wildlife campaign has teamed up with conservation charity Space for Giants who protect Africa’s wildlife and local communities from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Watch our video report from Zambia for the full story on the effect the pandemic is having.
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