Ep4| "It wouldn’t take much for the virus to get in and wipe out a whole population" Lucy Radford - Sumatran Orungatan Society (SOS)
In Laurence's next conversation, he speaks with friend and former collaegue Lucy Radford, Engagement Manager for the Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS). She explains the impact that the pandemic has had on their work in both the UK and Indonesia - including how their forest patrols (which help to protect Orangutans from illegal activities) have been put on hold, due to social distancing related measures for staff in Indonesia.
Recorded on April 8th, she also talks about the potential for Orangutans to contract COVID-19 (like all primates) and how the lockdown may help society to reflect on how we see value in individuals.
You can support SOS to take action against deforestation, as well as supporting Orangutans and local communities, by checking out their current campaigns.
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