Ungdomspanelet i Tanzania

Ungdomspanelet samarbeider med ungdom i Tanzania.

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Nearly five tons of elephant ivory and thousands of ivory ornaments are burned to keep out of reach of the illegal ivory trade. Gabon 2007. Photo: animalrescueblog/ Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Nearly five tons of elephant ivory and thousands of ivory ornaments are burned to keep out of reach of the illegal ivory trade. Gabon 2007. Photo: animalrescueblog/ Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

By Neema Charles (18)

The illegal wildlife trade is not only a crime against our elephants, rhinos and other wildlife but also against the African states’ prosperity and world heritage. It harms our economies by undermining industries such as tourism, and it weakens ecological systems important for our growth and development. It corrupts and rewards the few, while taking from the many. It puts our rangers at greater risk, and endangers us all by serving as a convenient financing mechanism for terror and rebel groups.