Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa Urges To Join China In Curbing Ivory Trade

March 18, 2023 5:09 pm3 commentsViews: 147

Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa said all the African countries must join China to curb elephant ivory trade.

His statement came after the walk organized by Chinese embassy in Dar es Salaam to support the decision of China in banning domestic ivory trade. Some of the African countries accused the strategy citing it may be a major obstacle towards anti-poaching policy.

The decision of China seems to reveal the country is committed in supporting anti-poaching strategies and wish other countries too must follow in the rigid move towards ivory trade.

The ‘Walk for Elephants’ march covered five kilometers and participants carried placards with messages like Tanzania and China are united in anti-poaching drive.

Calling the US, Asian and European countries to emulate China he said, “It is not right and fair for countries to continue pointing an accusing fingers at China as a major facilitator of ivory trade… It is encouraging so see that although China was not the only country that allowed ivory trade.”

Mkapa added wildlife preservation was paramount and the continent must regard wildlife heritage as their national treasures.

Mkapa is the vice chairman of the African Wildlife Foundation. He mentioned elephants killing has been a major concern to countries around the world and also to institution.


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