How Poaching Funds Terrorism

The biggest targets of poaching in Africa are elephants and rhinos, which, unlike lions, are endangered and on the way to extinction. During his recent trip to Kenya, President Obama announced more restrictions on the sale and trade of ivory in the U.S. But poaching has surged in Africa over the last decade, and terrorist groups are a big reason—they are now using money made from poaching to fund terrorism.


Juan Zarate - Senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. - @jczarate1

Madeleine Brand

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