I have been a nature buff since I was a schoolboy and during my adult life, my best trips have been wildlife safaris in Africa with my sons. I want my grandchildren to have a possibility to see African elephants and other wildlife abundant and in the free. The extirpation of African elephants in their natural habitat is such a concrete threat today that only effective, international cooperation and citizens’ voluntary work can save the last giants.
Trafficking of ivory is a challenging adversary due to widely spread corruption and the multilayered nature of the trade. Measures at the ends of the chain of operation have proved insufficient and therefore it is important and highly significant that the Finnish ivory sniffer dog Team Rokka joins forces with African authorities to stop the deadly trade at its source. Their valuable work benefits us all.