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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.
Participants in a virtual reality travel experience reported a sense of relaxation, similar to that gained from travel in real life. Shutterstock

VR technology gives new meaning to ‘holidaying at home’. But is it really a substitute for travel?

Mind wandering engages the same neural pathways used to receive stimuli from the real world, evoking emotions similar to real life. VR can elicit these same feelings.

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