MINISTER of Tourism Rodney Sikumba says statistics indicate that illegal wildlife trade is the fourth most lucrative black market industry in the world, impacting more than 7,000 species of animals and plants every year. And Sikumba says government has placed tourism as a key sector for economic diversification and job creation. Sikumba said this in a speech read on his behalf by Ministry of Tourism assistant Director, Legal Affairs, Victoria Musonda during the launch of the “Worth More Alive” campaign hosted by the Zambia Airports Corporation Limited with support from the Wildlife Crime Prevention and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife of the Ministry of Tourism, Wednesday. Sikumba said the country’s wildlife, especially high value species, continued to be…...

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