Elephant poaching better or worse we can see that some people believe it was better in the past then it is in the present. For example when In the 1800’s 44,000 elephants were killed each year to meet the demands
Keeping animals in a man made and man run site can make this impossible for these animals. Dr. Hone also states,”some of these collapses have been sudden, dramatic and unexpected or were simply discovered very late in the day.” Dr. Hone is expressing that when species go extinct, scientists do not realize it quick enough to do anything about it. If for some reason, elephants went extinct in the wild, we wouldn’t have a problem. If we see a species start to go extinct, we can also know how to help them and what with from the study of these animals as I explained in the second paragraph. In the Zoo, the animals will be fed correctly and will not be hunted by other
Unfortunately, keeping these elephants captive has caused issues. The females are at least 35 years of age which isn’t very essential for reproduction so as a result the mortality rate amongst the calves and disease within the
It's a widely known fact that poaching has been detrimental to the welfare and very existence of elephants. Despite countless efforts to thwart poaching and ivory trade missions, the number of elephant deaths at the hands of poachers is still critically high. IB Times reported in 2015 that due to poaching, a staggering 35,000 African elephants are killed each year—that translates to nearly 100 elephants
Poaching has been increasing for many years. The number of poaching cases throughout the decades have been increasing. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, the ivory demand grew drastically making poaching for ivory increase throughout these years (Stiles, 309). CITES recommended to use a system called Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) in which helped monitor the illegal killing of elephants (Stiles, 312). Also, to try and qualify the number of those elephants killed by poachers (Scriber). The system has been working well that now monitors between 30 and 40 percent of the elephant population
The author of this article, Michael D. Lemonick, discusses how some animals aren't able to be kept humanely in captivity. This article mainly focuses on elephants that are kept in captivity. Normally elephants roam up to, if not more than, 30 miles a day and they socialize with up to 20 other elephants a day. While in captivity, elephants are not experiencing their lives the way they should. If an elephant is in an exhibit that is too small for them, they can develop serious health issues such as, foot problems, arthritis, and even premature deaths. Most zoos aren't equipped to take care of elephants like they should. Lemonick discusses zoos across the country that have stopped exhibiting elephants altogether, due to severe issues seen in elephants.
Poaching is becoming less and less popular with ivory and the elephant tusks and today the elephants are thriving in the 21st century. A man named Desire Dondego was a killing machine, but now helps the elephants live and thrive. Poachers can be hunted illegally or legally and if you hunt somewhere where it is illegal, they can get arrested and go to prison
The poaching of elephants for their tusks has driven the animal in some countries - such as Sierra Leone and Senegal - to the point of extinction. More than 30,000 elephants were slaughtered in Africa last year alone, 382 of them in Kenya. (Stewart, 2013n n.p.).
Elephants 800,000 seems like a huge number until it becomes clear that it used to be several million (“Basic Facts About Elephants”). Most would never guess that these numbers are those of the elephant population. Everyday the population gets smaller and smaller, and humans are the reason why, but also the
Elephants are being killed by the hundreds every day, just for their ivory. According to a book called "Ivory, horn, And Blood", the use of elephant ivory goes all the way back to the Egyptian times.
Greed is embedded deep in our bones. It is an infinite cup inside ourselves that we desperately try to fill up, but we cannot. We stubbornly hold tight on our money, never bothering to look around and see what we are becoming. Mankind is overwhelmed by their innate greed and because of this, they go out of their way to earn money by maliciously mistreating and malevolently hunting elephants. Due to this flaw, many elephants die each day. Elephant poaching is undoubtedly deplorable and you as the United Nation must put your plan into action before these majestic animals are extinct. Not only is it illegal, but their existence is vital to the ecosystem and food chain, thus meaning that we must stop neglecting this problem.
African Elephant Elephants are one of the many elephants that migrate, my facts are based on the african elephant, but may have something in common with the asian elephant.
Just imagine life without any elephants, wiped out just like the dinosaurs. In the early 1980’s, there were more than a million reported elephants in Africa. Tragically, during that decade, 600,000 elephants were destroyed for ivory products. Today, conceivably no more than 400,000 elephants remain across the continent. Elephants are facing a very real threat of extinction; In fact, the African elephants are listed on the
Elephant populations suffered a drop in numbers that carried the species into the endangered animals list. At the beginning of the twentieth century, about ten million elephants lived in Africa. Presently, the ten million is reduced to half a million because of illegal hunting and habitat loss. Studies of the population show twenty-two thousand were killed in 2012 and twenty-five thousand in 2011. When comparing the death rate to the natural population growth, there is a possibility the largest mammal on Earth could be extinct soon (Vaughan 1). Because the elephant is the largest animal to walk on land, the greatly increasing human population affects the elephant population first. They live in some regions of the world that have the densest human population which continues to grow, which therefore continuously decreases their own population (Bryner 1). As the human population swiftly increases, the elephant population in turn, decreases. This is so because they cannot cohabitate the same living space. Elephants and humans cannot cohabitate because they would kill each other due to the inability to communicate. About population recovery, the Animal wildlife foundation states, “Populations of elephants- especially in Southern and Eastern Africa- that once showed promising signs of recovery could be at risk due to the recent surge in poaching for the illegal ivory trade”(1). Poaching presents one of the main issues that make recovery so difficult for these animals.