Blog 5 Poaching

Published on 12 June 2024 at 23:33

Poaching is the unlawful taking, shooting, trapping, or gathering of animals, fish, or plants from private property or an area where these activities are prohibited or reserved. Poaching has a significant role in the global decline of biodiversity and poses a serious existential threat to many wild organisms. Most people poach animals to sell what will make money, for example, elephant tusks, lion skin, and leather. Not all wildlife trade is illegal, because it is how we get food, pets, and medicine. Poaching should not be a thing since it does harm animals and people could do time for the crime but it does not stop them. What makes it crazy is that they may take something from the animal and they are still alive.

 

References:

Threats and Solutions: Poaching and Hunting. (n.d.). Panthera. https://panthera.org/blog-post/threats-and-solutions-poaching-and-hunting

WWF. (2022). Illegal wildlife trade. World Wildlife Fund. https://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/illegal-wildlife-trade

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