Animal Extinction & Poaching (Poaching (Poaching gives hunters the…
Animal Extinction & Poaching
Humans are the primary reason for animals going extinct
Over Hunting/ Poaching
Examples of Poaching
Tigers have been hunted for several years now and have been diminished to a population of about 2,500 a couple years ago.
In the Chinese black market, tiger bones, tails, skin, and even whiskers are traded as either decorative items or ingredients to cure illnesses.
The continuous manslaughter of elephants for their ivory tusks has both impacted the reproduction rate, and has categorized elephants as vulnerably endangered.
In the Chinese black market, ivory tusks sell for about $2,100 per 2.2 pounds.
Rhinos are killed mainly for their horns and meat in order to concoct remedies to cure cancer, hangovers, and fevers. Specifically, the Western Black Rhinoceros became extinct in 2011.
In the Chinese black market, rhino horns sell for about $65,000 for every 2.2 pounds, making it more valuable than gold, diamonds, or cocaine.
Poaching gives hunters the impulse to hunt and kill endangered animals that are not in season or are nearly extinct for profit.
The main motive for most poachers is to profit from the animal’s hide, meat, or other body parts, which can be found on the black market.
The Chinese black market for the past years have been selling and trading many Asian and African animal parts for nearly a thousand dollars on the pound.
Poaching is a deadly crime against wildlife.
Legal hunters kill tens of millions of animals every year. For each of those animals, another is killed illegal.
Ways to prevent poaching & animal extinction
Petitioning, donating, and volunteering with any help or support to drive the motive and awareness of animal extinction to the eyes of the government as a top priority.
China’s movement of banning the ivory trade by the year 2017 – Illegal Wildlife Trade.
Wildlife Conservation Society, PAWS, Gorilla Doctors, Wildlife Alliance, World Wildlife Fund are just some of the many wildlife organizations that protect and conserve climate change, animal extinction, human wild-life coexistence.
Wildlife organizations are working to eliminate poaching