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Human Impact on Ecosystems: Poaching

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Daniel Santa

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Human Impact on Ecosystems: Poaching
What is poaching?
It has traditionally been defined as the hunting , killing or capturing of animals.
The purpose of poaching is to posses, consume, transport or sell animal body parts.
In North America, people poach for commercial gain,home consumption, trophies, pleasure and thrill in killing wildlife.
Poaching is considered the most serious threat to the survival of plant and animal population.
Hunters kill tens of millions of animals every year.
How does poaching affect the environment?
Poaching can affect the environment by depleting certain species of animals.
It causes animals that are endangered to become extinct, thus creating a disruption in the food chain.
Eventually, it will cause as a result new adaptations of animals, and/or species beyond human control.
How can poaching be prevented?
The poaching of rhinos just for their horn.
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"How Does Poaching Affect the Environment?" - Ask.com. 4 Sept. 2010. Ask. 25 Sept. 2013 <http://www.ask.com/question/how-does-poaching-affect-the-environment>.
Rhino Poaching
Poaching of elephants for their tusks.
Poachers can be prosecuted as they attempt to diminish any animal.
Poaching is a topic that should be brought more often as a political matter, therefore creating newer tactics to prevent poaching.
More rescue organizations and foundations should be implemented in the areas that are most affected by human activity.
H., Daniel. "Combatting The Poaching Threat In Africa." The Hope Project. 19 Aug. 2013. The Hope Project. 25 Sept. 2013 <http://www.hope-project.org/africa/combatting-the-poaching-threat-in-africa/>.
Dixon, Robyn. "How to save the rhino, according to South Africa." Los Angeles Times. 25 July 2013. Los Angeles Times. 25 Sept. 2013 <http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jul/25/world/la-fg-wn-south-africa-rhino-20130725>.
Stone, Dan. "South African Rhino Poaching Hits New High, Group Says." News Watch. 11 Jan. 2013. Nat Geo. 25 Sept. 2013 <http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/01/11/south-african-rhino-poaching-hits-new-high-group-says/>.
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