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Rosa Eugenia uses a capulana masks produced at a small sewing workshop in Maputo, Mozambique. EFE-EPA/Ricardo Franco

Efforts to protect the poor during COVID: how five African countries fared

Study shows that agriculture, one of the most important sectors, did not decline in 2020 compared to its historical trend. Service sectors were hit hard in each of the five countries.
Kids tobogganing at Carlington Park in Ottawa during the Family Day long weekend 2021. The pandemic has presented significant new opportunities to move society in a direction that increases outdoor active play for children. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick 

Outdoor play in Canada should continue beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

The pandemic ushered in a renaissance of outdoor living. We need to advance the momentum for outdoor play to support the health and development of children
Jimmy Kisembo, a Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger looks up at a lion on his daily monitoring patrol in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. Alex Braczkowski

What COVID-19 travel bans have done to conservation tourism in Africa

Africa’s public and private protected areas took a massive blow from the collapse in tourism because of the pandemic. Tourism is a key source of funding for managing protected areas.

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