The Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism’s conservation relief recovery and the resilient fund has spent N.dollars 73 million to date on community-based natural resource management entities that are associated with tourism. This was revealed by Environment, Forestry, and Tourism Minister, Pohamba Shifeta.  Shifeta said N.dollars 44.7 million was given to communal conservancies and community forests countrywide while the rest was given to tourism business support. The aim of the fund he said is to provide relief to enable communal conservancies to pay salaries for game guards, forest monitoring, and staff to continue with wildlife monitoring activities. Shifeta also said the COVID-19 pandemic heavily impacted rural livelihoods estimating that close to 3000 people in this sector were at risk.