African Nature-Based Tourism Platform

A Response to COVID-19

© Nikhil Advani / WWF-US

Facilitating access to COVID-19 relief and recovery funding for communities, nature-based tourism enterprises, and conservation areas in southern and eastern Africa

The COVID-19 crisis has crippled economies and industries all over the world, and nature-based tourism has been one of the leading economic casualties. For many Southern and Eastern African countries, this means a significant loss of funding for their conservation operations, local community livelihoods, and tourism enterprises.

In response, with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the African Nature-Based Tourism Platform will connect funders to the communities and small and medium enterprises most in need of funding support.

© Nikhil Advani / WWF-US

© Nikhil Advani / WWF-US

© Nikhil Advani / WWF-US

© Nikhil Advani / WWF-US