Research about animal poaching is significant because animals all over the world, endangered and all, are being brutally killed and no justice is given. The cruelty and mistreatment that these animals are facing is the main basis of why poaching shouldn 't be legal. Studies have shown that elephants had the biggest plight in populations due to the act of poaching. With the information that will be gathered, the synopsis about poaching will be thoroughly explained why poaching is, and will always be, illegal.
(WHO 2015) It is now generally acknowledged that the global climate is changing as the earth becomes warmer, in particular due to the burning of fossil fuels. Human health may be impacted by shifting the geographic range and seasonality of infectious diseases, possibly increasing vector borne disease rates, disturbance of food-producing ecosystems, and increasing the frequency of extreme weather events such as droughts, cyclones, floods and bush
Climate change may be the “biggest global health threat of the 21st century.”1 As with many future events that are hard to predict, people disagree about the ultimate nature and extent of climate change. But many observers expect … that rainfall patterns will change; that extreme weather events will become more frequent; that sea levels will rise, with increased flooding in coastal areas; and so forth. The other articles in this issue show that such changes may have serious repercussions for children and families
The Southern white rhinoceros is the most common and widespread rhinoceros in the world, having a population of 17,640 in the wild. It is threatened by habitat loss, the high illegal demand of its horn, and ongoing poaching. It has been part of small reintroduction projects over the years in many places of the world, mostly in countries in
Since the formation of the U.S.A in the 1776, environmental policies have changed from anthropocentric to more biocentric and heading to ecocentric in the future. In the past, American were utilitarian and focused on expanding to the west and they did not realize the importance of ecological values. They misunderstood the values of aesthetic and thought that human was the center in the environment relationship. Americans had an anthropocentric worldview and wanted to protect anything could bring up the economic benefits so they mined and create settlements for their own benefits and ignored the impact to the environment. With the wealthy natural resources in the west, the U.S government passed many different
Looking into the Black Rhinos, I was able to learn to learn so much of the issues that many of the rhinos are facing. It was astounding to see that these rhino are being affected by poaching and habitat loss. For me, personally the poaching was the most horrific thing that I never wanted to see happen to a rhino. The thing that really bothered me was the poaching had dramatically declined the rhino population in the 50s and 60s. Many people, who poached the rhino, literally left them to die and they care about the repercussion of the situation. They caused the population of the rhinos to decline and they not think about the affect it had to the ecosystem and they continue not to care. As long as they are able to get what they want, they do not care about the global effects this has. Throughout the research that as done about black rhino, we learned that black rhino are poached for many different reasons, as some was discussed for Chinese medicine or Jambaya handle or as an aphrodisiac. This assignment helps me understand that poaching for rhino horns that the horns are similar to horses hover, turtle beaks, and
Ivory trade only becomes harder to stop the longer it continues. While more time passes, newer technologies are being built that make poaching easier and more effective. Thanks to technology such as helicopters, radios, transmitters, night goggles, etc, poachers are able to more easily reach and kill their targets. With highly sophisticated and quickly changing techniques, poachers and illegal traders are able to avoid detection much more easily. However, new technologies have also been built to combat the poachers and illegal traders of ivory. According to an UNEP Global Environmental Alert Service (GEAS) report written by Douglas Cress and Zinta Zommers (2014), conservation and law enforcement communities are now adopting cutting-edge military tools and techniques to combat poaching and illegal wildlife trade (p. 1). High tech equipment can increase success of counter-poaching efforts without the need of armies or rangers who risk their lives to protect the elephants. Some of these military tools include acoustic traps, mobile technology, mikrokopters, radio frequency identification tags, encrypted data digital networks camera traps, DNA testing, radio collars, metal scanners, and satellite imagery (Cress and Zommers, 2014, p. 1). There are great advancements being made that allow wildlife rangers and law enforcement communities to fight technology with technology.
In recent years elephant poaching has led to a significant decline in the African Elephant population. The ban on the international trade in ivory has allowed some elephant populations to recover, but it is an inadequate amount compared to the tens of thousands of elephants being slaughtered each year. What more can be done to stop elephant poaching? Poachers often take desperate measures to obtain ivory due to being economically unstable. What is ivory used for exactly? Where does it get shipped? Illegal trade on ivory has been said to fund terrorist groups. Is this true? These questions may enhance ones knowledge of the harmful effects poaching has on the elephant population and how the funding of terrorist groups affects individuals across
The United States Environmental Protection Agency, is an agency of the federal government of the U.S. It was created to protect human health and the environment by enforcing regulations based on laws passed by congress. This agency conducts environmental assessments, research, and education. Their responsibility is maintaining and enforcing national standards under a variety of environmental laws, in consultation with state, and local governments. They delegate permitting, monitoring, and enforcement responsibility to the U.S. states.
In the years following the turn of the 20th century, climate change is creating new public health challenges. The Environmental Protection Agency cites heat waves, extreme weather events, reduced air quality, and climate-sensitive diseases among the threats to human health that are associated with climate change.
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
This impact will only increase due to global climate change both because sea and air temperatures are increasing, and because sea levels will rise, flooding coastal areas. Current policies focus on prevention and control such as providing access to clean water, improving sanitation and providing oral rehydration. Potential avenues for future policies include vaccine development and monitoring systems. While all of these are important for mitigating the effects of climate change, something important not tackled in this paper are policies related to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. To avoid the increase in cholera, and for many other reasons, stopping or slowing global climate change as much as possible is
Dozens of animals are going extinct everyday. Animals that are or that are at risk of becoming extinct have had to overcome climate change and survival of the fittest. Unfortunately, animals are now having to survive animal trafficking and animal poaching. Animal trafficking mostly takes place in the Africa region, but it will take a toll on the entire world if it is not stopped. When
The UN Environmental Programme has hosted several summits and constructed many binding and non-binding policy agreements. Describe the three main summits and outline 3 main topics of each and the outcome from these summits. Were these summits able to achieve their goals?
The environmental problems we are experiencing at this time are further developing and becoming more globalized. The importance of having a global environmental organization is proving to be crucial in managing environmental issues. We do need a world environmental organization, and there are lots of reasons that prove this to be the right choice.