The illegal wildlife trade threatens not only the survival of entire species, such as elephants and rhinos, but also the livelihoods and, often, the very lives of millions of people across Africa who depend on tourism for a living.

— Yaya Toure

The most jaw-dropping Yaya Toure quotes that are glad to read

On the pitch and for life generally, I keep my center by remembering that I am part of a team and if I don't do my part, I let down not just my team but everyone who follows it.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has done massive things in both the Premier League and in the Champions League, but Messi is the best though and I am convinced that next year he will win the Ballon d'Or.

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Sometimes people fail to see that individual decisions have universal consequences.

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My biggest concern and main engagement with UNEP is focused on endangered species and illegal wildlife trade - mostly elephants, rhinos, etc.

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Protecting the environment is really important to everyone's welfare - that of our children, as well as that of the future generations.

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Saving the world happens one person at a time.

Be at the front of the queue. Each one of us has to work hard to achieve our collective dream for a healthier planet.

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The environment is everything that makes up our surroundings and affects our ability to live on the earth - the air we breathe, the water that covers most of the earth's surface, the plants and animals around us, the overall condition of our planet, and much more. Protecting the environment is really important to everyone's welfare - that of our children, as well as that of the future generations.

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Currently poaching threatens the very existence of the African Elephant, and my worry is that if we do not act NOW, we could be looking at a future in which this iconic species is wiped out.

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The environment is everything that makes up our surroundings and affects our ability to live on the earth - the air we breathe, the water that covers most of the earth's surface, the plants and animals around us, the overall condition of our planet, and much more.

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I have committed to contribute in raising general public awareness, as well as inspiring broad, positive, committed action against illegal trade. It is an on-going and tough fight, but I believe that if we all join our hands, we can conquer!

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Off pitch, I keep things simple. I enjoy spending time with my family. I never forget my roots and regularly give back to children in West Africa. I support several youth associations, and I am also involved in the protection of the forest in my country [Ivory Coast]. When away from home, I mostly miss people and enjoying a good laugh with my peers.

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Iniesta - he is the Zinedine Zidane of the team, because he can do whatever you want him to with the ball.

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About Yaya Toure

Quotes 17 sayings
Profession Soccer player
Birthday May 13, 1983

Saving the world happens one person at a time. Be at the front of the queue.

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We can all be weak, but we all have to make a conscious decision to be strong.

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Each one of us has to work hard to achieve our collective dream for a healthier planet.

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People need to make a stand and be clear that trading in ivory is immoral and unacceptable.

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