The war on poaching is still going on, but if people quit then the future for the earth does not look promising. The animals that are going extinct because of poaching have key roles in many ecosystems. If their ecosystems get disrupted, then it will eventually negatively impact humans. People do no notice anything different to their lives when an animal is killed because the entire population has not been killed yet. Many animals have been on a
People love going to zoos to get an up close and person look at non-domestic animals, but a lot of people don’t realize how popular animal poaching is. It is when an animal’s life is taken illegally, usually for valuable body parts, and the numbers of animals killed each year are increasing at alarming rates, for example studies show that: “An average of 96 elephants are murdered for their ivory in Africa , more are being killed for their ivory than being born, says animalmatters.org.
Around the world, there is an abundance of animals that are becoming extinct or endangered due to poaching. Animals such as Rhinos, Turtles, Gorillas, and the Tigers are critically endangered due to vulnerability and have been jeopardized by human activities. Many countries have legalized poaching, but still this problem has increased significantly in the past decade. If the world does not stop this issue countless of animals will become extinct, and our older generation will never be able to see these exotic animals living in their natural habitat. Poaching is happening all around the world and will never be stopped until people are more educated about this crime and what is occurring from it.
Because of the sale of illegal ivory so many elephants' lives are put at risk. If the poaching of elephants and ever-growing trade in illegal ivory is to be seriously addressed, part of the solution to this complex problem must be a return to the full ban on the sale of ivory established in 1989 (Bloody Ivory). Between 434,000 and 684,000 African savanna elephants in 18 countries remain, down 30% in the last seven years. Once again levels of poaching and illegal trade have spiraled out of control. Rates of poaching are now the worst they have been since 1989. There are no easy answers, but a total ivory trade ban is the one strategy we know has worked (Mary Rice). Hong Kong seized 779 elephant tusks three days into 2013, over a ton of ivory,
Wildlife hunting is a big business a 2013 estimate valued the illegal poaching trade in Africa worth 17 billion dollars a year and growing. While elephant poaching between 1800’s - 1999 and 2000’s and up have some similarities they also have a wide variety of differences. Elephant poaching in 1800’s-1999 was done to meet the worldwide demands, but elephant poaching in 2000’s and above was done for sport. Elephant poaching is wrong and shouldn’t be done.
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
ALERT! ALERT! ANIMAL CRUELTY IN AREA! The following is an extremely important argument on the topic of poaching animals. If you do not approve of removing animals out of their natural habitats or destruction of the animal food chain, I suggest you continue reading immediately. Penalties for poaching should be severe because poaching is harmful, taking animals from ecosystems, destroying the relationships of which the energy flows in a food web, and harms animals in diverse biomes, demolishing food chains and animal populations. Penalties for poaching animals should be severe because taking animals from ecosystems destroy the relationships of where the energy flows in a food web, and harms animals in diverse biomes. When animals are taken from
Messer, a conservationist and author of “Protecting endangered species: When are shoot-on-sight policies the only viable option to stop poaching”, believes that shoot-to-kill laws are becoming the only way to stop poaching and increase wildlife populations. Traditional anti-poaching policies, such as raising the amount of fines and lengthening jail terms, appear to have only minimally reduced poaching (Messer, 2010). Since 1989, countries, such as Kenya and Zimbabwe, have had shoot-to-kill laws and their anti-poaching forces have killed 167 poachers (Messer, 2010). Their elephant populations have increased by nearly 50%, while other countries in Africa, without shoot-to-kills laws, are continuing to see decreases in their wildlife populations. Zoologist and other wildlife specialists have been trying to convince these countries to have these laws, but many countries continue to dismiss their pleas. These countries’ economies thrive on the profits of illegally traded and sold animal
Statistics tell us that animal poaching has amplified at an exponential rate. Many organizations rose to prevent these kinds of environmental disaster. Cheetahs, Rhinoceros, Elephants, Bears, Tigers, etc. have been victims of animal poaching. These animals are stolen and killed, which is obviously illegally. Elephants, Rhinos and other such mammals are killed for their tusks and horn. Tigers, Leopards, Bears, etc. are killed for their precious skins, which are used for rugs and fur based fabrics and sold on the black
There have been periods of unregulated hunting that have driven species extinct. And there are areas that have outlawed hunting entirely and poaching has driven species extinct. There are areas that outlawed hunting which led to such an increase in one specie that it drove other species extinct and threw off the entire ecosystem. There are myths regarding the ivory of elephants and rhino, and body parts of other animals, that has led to extinction or
Poaching is the illegal hunting or harvesting of wild animals and plants. Poaching is a major problem in Africa because the demand for animals and their products has increased. With the problem of poaching increasing it has caused animals to be put on the endangered animals list or even becoming extinct. However, poaching isn’t always entitled as killing the animals. Many animals are captured and sold to zoos or as exotic pets.
Poaching is the practice of illegally killing animals. Poaching animals can impact animals in many ways, such as disrupting the food chain, making animals endangered or even extinct.To stop poaching we can, fund companies that help stop poaching such as protecting a family of red pandas and arrest those who poach. from today, over 40 animals are affected by poachers each year , also, there are about 450,000-700,000 African elephants killed by poaching, that means at least 18,000,000 animals could be killed each year. Poachers sell items to others for tribes, who use it as healing medicine or on the black market because it is so scarce. in a year 70-213 billion a year is how much money items all of the poachers earn.
Wildlife trade has become a threat faced by animals around the world all because of poachers. Poaching by definition is the illegal hunt of game or fish that is not on one’s land. Often times with poaching of endangered animals, it results in illegal wildlife trade. An example would be of poachers killing elephants for ivory and tigers for their skins and bones. Poachers have decided the best thing for them to do is to harm innocent animals just for money. This should be ended, because they are taking things way too far. “We are consuming wildlife for fashion, medicine, souvenirs, and trophy hunting,” says an observer. This means poachers are being assigned by people to kill animals for clothes or medicine. As a result, I can not
Habitat loss is a leading cause to why many animal species are becoming threatened and endangered, but poaching is a close second (“Illegal Wildlife” 1). Poaching and habitat loss work hand and hand to continue to threaten the wildlife today (“Illegal Wildlife” 3). With poaching threatening the wildlife’s existence, it affects not only the ecosystem, but it also affects tourism. Tens of thousands of tourists annually visit