What Can Be Done To Stop Poaching?

Here is what you can do to help:

  • Ask before you buy.
  • Stick to certified products.
  • Choose sustainable, eco-friendly pets.
  • Eat only sustainable seafood.
  • Petition your local government to stop or restrict legal ivory trade.
  • Pledge your support.
  • Report any illegal wildlife trade.

What is being done to stop poaching?

The current wave of poaching is carried out by sophisticated and well-organised criminal networks – using helicopters, night-vision equipment, tranquilisers and silencers to kill animals at night, avoiding law enforcement patrols.

Why should we stop poaching?

We believe that animals can’t be exploited and threatened, they must be protected and they have the right to live free in their natural habitats. Poaching is a threat not only for elephants and other animals, but for the whole global community. To tackle poaching is essential to give a strong international response.

How can we stop elephant poaching?

Here are six actions we can take to support these grand creatures.

  1. Obviously, don’t buy ivory. Or sell it, or wear it.
  2. Buy elephant-friendly coffee and wood.
  3. Support conservation efforts.
  4. Be aware of the plight of captive elephants.
  5. Adopt an elephant.
  6. Get involved with Roots & Shoots.

What is being done to stop rhino poaching?

Preventing poaching is the ultimate goal to stop rhinos from being extinct. Poaching prevention measures involve paramilitary training techniques, night vision helicopter surveillance, electronic tracking equipment and intelligence gathering.

Why do people poach?

Usually, bushmeat is considered a subset of poaching due to the hunting of animals regardless of the laws that conserve certain species of animals. Another major cause of poaching is due to the cultural high demand of wildlife products, such as ivory, that are seen as symbols of status and wealth in China.

How much money do poachers make?

A horn can earn a poacher roughly 150,000 rand—nearly five years’ salary in one day. Even with those lethal stakes, the criminals kept coming. Five years ago, poaching here was out of control. Considering that a rhino horn fetches $60,000 or more per kilogram on the black market, many thought it was worth the risk.

What problems does poaching cause?

Animal poaching affects humans in many ways as the ecosystem is directly connected to the every day life of people. Two serious problems that face humans due to poaching are spread of food-borne illness and lack of natural resources.

What effect does poaching have?

Wildlife poaching has negative side-effects that affect local communities, wildlife populations, and the environment. It is a crime fueled by a lucrative black market trade of animal parts. The animal parts are sold as novelty items and are sold for their “medicinal” properties.

What will happen if poaching continues?

Continued Poaching Will Result in the Degradation of Fragile Ecosystems An illegal wildlife market selling bones, scales, antlers, skins and live cats (caged). March 25, 2008. Poaching refers to the illegal stalking and killing of animals (most specifically those that are considered as being endangered species).

How We Can Save Elephants?

Help save the elephants

  • Foster an elephant at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a huge success story in elephant conservation.
  • Sign the iWorry petition.
  • Wear your support.
  • Share your support.
  • Join a global march.
  • Intern with Save the Elephants.
  • Donate to the cause.
  • Visit the elephants in the wild.

What are the main causes of poaching?

Some people have religious obligations and traditions that involve rare animals. A group of Tibetan monks illegally obtain or hunt rare creatures due to religious obligations (McLachlan). As one can see, causes of poaching are done for many reasons, such as food, religion, money, and even lack of enforcement.

Why do people kill elephants?

The motive was not always monetary. However, many hunters were indiscriminate in their choice of elephants to kill – young, old, male or female, it did not matter, as the primary purpose was ivory to sell and elephant meat to feed their hunting party.

Why is it important to save rhinos?

Ecotourism can be an important source of income for local people. By helping protect rhinos, we’re helping to conserve their habitat for the benefit of people and wildlife, helping support local communities and making sure natural resources are available for generations to come.

How can we help save the rhinos?

WWF has been involved in rhino conservation for nearly 50 years. Our efforts in both Asia and Africa work to save the rhino population in multiple ways: Expand existing protected areas and improving their management as well as establishing new protected areas. Improve security monitoring to protect rhinos from poaching.

How can we help save rhinos?

How you can help

  1. Don’t buy rhino horn products. The illegal trade in rhino horn poses the greatest threat to rhinos today.
  2. Adopt a Sumatran rhino through WWF-US.
  3. Adopt a rhino through WWF-UK.
  4. Use and support sustainable wood, paper and palm oil.
  5. Donate to WWF to support the our work in Africa and Asia.