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Estimating the economic losses to tourism in Africa from illegal killing of elephants

Estimating the economic losses to tourism in Africa from illegal killing of elephants
by Shawn Peabody last modified Apr 07, 2017 03:37 PM
Contributors: Robin Naidoo, Brendan Fisher, Andrea Manica, Andrew Balmford

Recent published report that suggests that attempts to quantify economic damages to African economies from the elephant poaching crisis.

Author(s): Robin Naidoo , Brendan Fisher , Andrea Manica , Andrew Balmford

Download File from Portal: Economic Loss from Illegal Elephant Killing.pdf — PDF document, 829 kB (849,681 bytes)

Key Points:

  • Approximately USD $25 million annually has been lost to tourism sectors in African countries
  • Lost benefits exceed the anti-poaching costs necessary to stop elephant declines across the continent's savannah areas, although not currently in the forests of central Africa
  • Elephant conservation has a net positive economic return comparable to investments in sectors such as education and infrastructure

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