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National parks in central Africa have closed to protect vulnerable gorilla, chimpanzee, and bonobo populations from COVID-19. Because great apes are closely related to humans and have been both the source and the recipient of human viruses previously, national parks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda are closing for the time being to protect their endangered primate populations, which are a significant source of tourism revenue. Uganda is considering doing the same. (South Africa has also closed its national parks as part of its country-wide lockdown.) news.mongabay.com/2020/03/national-parks-in-africa-shutter-over-covid-19-threat-to-great-apes/
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