Elephant Appeal: Tourist cash can save the elephant
Having the world\'s most extraordinary wildlife is vital to the economy of the world\'s poorest continent. The challenge is how to make these wildlife more valuable than dead. The answer may be $ travel. Tanzania\'s national parks and protected areas are the country\'s most valuable resources. The precious natural heritage of Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti and Selous Wildlife Sanctuary is recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) It has \"outstanding universal value \". As UNESCO says, the opportunity to protect success depends on \"ensuring adequate benefits for local communities through wildlife management zones and improved management of hunting and photographic tourism \". Two years ago, some members of the community apparently concluded that their interests were not given enough weight. The killing of elephants on the edge of Mount Udzungwa National Park in Tanzania suddenly rose. UNESCO said: \"The population of the area around the park has increased rapidly, and land farming at the park border has led to conflicts between people and wildlife, especially elephants roaming in the park ,[with] As villagers lost patience with elephants, leaving the park to feed in the fields, destroying crops, the number of elephants killed increased rapidly. The Tanzania Wildlife Conservation Association received emergency funding from UNESCO. It is used for some unusual defenses-such as a fence with chili oil and a hive on the border of the park. They have largely succeeded in repelling and controlling elephants, and tensions have eased. The same dynamics apply to large and small creatures. Shooting fish in a bucket may sound easy, but explosive fishing proved to be very effective for larger fishing. In order to stun the fish and make them easy to harvest, detonated underwater explosions have been carried out in various places, many of which are tropical. It\'s a lucrative business: \"an explosion can capture up to 400 kg fish and make a profit of $1,800 in market sales,\" Washington- Headquartered at the World Institute of Resources. Coral Reef Alliance said: \"explosives fishing in up to 30 countries in the South East Asia and Oceania are also common in East Africa. \"In a major low The temptation of big income countries like Tanzania is understandable. However, this practice has turned coral reefs into ruins and scarred the rich ecosystem The system they nurture. According to Tanzanian law, the perpetrators are sentenced to \"imprisonment of not less than five years, not more than ten years \". In practice, however, execution is incomplete. The greatest hope for the protection of the fragile marine environment is to combine the interests of coastal communities with the protection of corals, and sustainable tourism is an effective way to achieve this goal. Demand for dazzling submarines by divers and snorkelers Only when coral reefs exist will the experience of water continue. The best way to solve the problem: hard currency. A good example is the way to protect mountain gorillas with the help of tourists. This is the world\'s most expensive wildlife encounter: a $750 gorilla license per person allows to visit a group of gorillas that only have one hour. Thankfully, people line up to pay. Cash is needed to pay for anti-corruption manpower and equipment The poaching team protects the natural habitat of the creature. The venture company, Exodus, explained bluntly that the money was needed, \"to ensure that the people involved in protecting the gorilla were paid enough to be tempted by potential bribery --be poachers”. Market price at close Elephant encounters are much lower than mountain gorillas, but the need to prevent poaching is equally strong. In the absence of a globally agreed and professionally enforced ivory trade ban, countries fortunate enough to have elephants must reach an agreement with those who come to watch. More than just animals, African people have benefited a lot from the ecological environment. tourism. Organizations such as Kenya\'s northern ranching trust fund, through the provision of school grants and water programs, are critical in supporting vulnerable local livelihoods. Community- Lead protection action covered by eco Tourism is the only solution to the enduring poaching crisis in Africa. Two Boeing 777 planes fly from Heathrow to Nairobi every day. Hundreds of passengers on board are subject to a £ 83 air passenger tax, which goes directly to the UK Treasury. While any tax will have a negative impact on the number of visitors, the prospect of paying for the privilege of helping to protect East African Wildlife should at least be on the table. At the same time, an effective way of contributing ( While having yourself, the unique encounter with the independent team is to bid at our Christmas charity auction. There are many opportunities to climb the mountain with Simon Calder at the auction: see The Independent. co. UK/auction ( Only in the UK, not Mount Kilimanjaro).