Save the Animals, Save Tourism, Save the Economy?
by YES! Magazine on Jul 3, 2014 | Views: 265 | Score: 0
|Tanzania GDP generated by tourism (much of which revolves around wildlife)||17.5|
|Tanzania GDP generated by other sectors||82.5|
Sources: loc.gov, businesstimes.co.tz
Hosting over 1 million visitors a year, Tanzania earns a almost 20 percent of its GDP from tourism. This makes wildlife (a main attraction) crucial to Tanzania's economy. Yet its leaders appear torn between the desire to protect this precious asset and the impulse to plunder it. Learn how spreading the wealth locally could help solve Africa's poaching problem: bit.ly/1rHLsS5