Africa could lose up to 3.8 million jobs over the next decade if the scourge of poaching across the continent is not dealt with, according to Tanzania’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism Adelhem Meru. Speaking at an African tourism forum, Meru said that while 3.8 million jobs could be created by the tourism industry in Africa over the next 10 years, “these figures can only be realised if the industry takes on a sustainable tourism development path and if the current situation will remain unattended, these jobs would vanish in air.”
- At the meeting, experts from Rhinos Without Borders said it is high time for the continent to work as one team in addressing wildlife killings
- According to Meru, in Tanzania, tourism alone creates 700,000 jobs, a number expected to double in the next few years.
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