Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What is poaching? Effects of Poaching?


Is the illegal taking of wild plants or animals contrary to local and international conservation and wildlife management laws. Violations of hunting laws and regulations are normally punishable by law and, collectively, such violations are known as poaching.

claim: massacring of the wildlife has reduced their once flourishing numbers to their present pitiful state as endangered species
action?: African governments have created huge national parks that serve as wildlife sanctuaries

Effects of Poaching:

led to the demise of some endangered species, added to endangered species list
sometimes wiping out an entire study of animals, including tigers and elephants
elephants: why poachers go after elephants? elephant tusks. Although it is now illegal to utilize ivory or to sell it, many poachers make vast amounts of money, selling the ivory on the black market

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