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Lifestyle Environment 29 May 2018 Britain to send troo ...

Britain to send troops to Africa in bid to save endangered rhinos from poachers

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published May 29, 2018, 10:35 am IST
Updated May 29, 2018, 10:35 am IST
Counter-insurgency tactics developed in Afghanistan and Iraq will be used as they train rangers to hunt down poachers.
British Army personnel have been working with rangers in Gabon and Malawi to put an end to gangs selling ivory for funding terrorist activities in the continent (Photo: AFP)
 British Army personnel have been working with rangers in Gabon and Malawi to put an end to gangs selling ivory for funding terrorist activities in the continent (Photo: AFP)

Nature has a lot of beauty to offer in form of spectacular creatures as part of a diverse wildlife. But several species have been extinct or are endangered because of poaching and illegal trade of their body parts.

The black rhinos of Africa are also at risk of being wiped out and this is what governments and organisations across the globe are trying hard to prevent. Britain seems to have declared war on the blood ivory trade as it is set to send troops to Malawi for keeping poachers at bay.

 

Counter-insurgency tactics developed in Afghanistan and Iraq will be used as they train rangers to hunt down poachers. The trade posing a threat to this mammal is worth around 17 billion pounds.

The administration also fears that money from the ivory trade ends up funding extremism through criminal and terrorist gangs. This move comes after the Duke of Cambridge called the destruction of animal life an almost unthinkable travesty.

Several British Army personnel have been working with rangers in Gabon and Malawi to put an end to gangs selling ivory for funding terrorist activities in the continent.

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