COVID-19 vs. conservation—how the northern white rhino rescue program overcame challenges

COVID-19 vs. conservation—how the northern white rhino rescue program overcame challenges

COVID-19 vs. conservation—how the northern white rhino rescue program overcame challenges

The BioRescue research project, a program aiming at saving the northern white rhinoceros from extinction, exemplifies the challenges to overcome when conducting research and conservation in an international consortium in times of a global pandemic. COVID-19 hampered communication and travels, prevented or delayed crucial procedures, caused losses in revenues and by that may have lowered the chances of a survival of the northern white rhino. The consortium adjusted strategies, gained valuable knowledge during these challenging times and continued with its mission. The effects of the pandemic on the BioRescue project are described in detail in a scientific paper published in the Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research.
COVID-19 vs. conservation—how the northern white rhino rescue program overcame challenges