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Transcript of Poaching Presentation
First, poachers kill animals like rhinos and elephants
Special items like their skulls or ivory are
sold to the illegal markets
Poaching is a high sophisticated trade
It is globally based, the animals are sold all over the world
How does poaching work?
Driving species to extinction
The rangers who defend the animals are not well equipped to fight against the poachers, who have night vision scopes, hi-tech weapons, helicopters and some are ex-soldiers
Two rangers killed a week trying to
Why is poaching a problem?
Poaching consequences are being fined or being sent to prison
The consequences are the food chain decreases and one day we might think rhinos are mythical creatures
What are the consequences from
Some poachers poach because they are unemployed and need to make money
If they had other jobs then they wouldn't need to poach
Why do people poach?
It dates back to the Middle Ages, when the
first laws were enacted to prohibit the act
The illegal wildlife trade generates around 20 billion US dollars annually
Big Inquiry Question:HOW DOES POACHING
AFFECT THE ECOSYSTEM?
With the money from poaching, poachers can buy weapons to commit terrorist attacks
Africa's ecosystems suffering because of the decrease in elephant numbers
The most obvious thing that happens if you don’t care about stopping poaching is, the species will extinct
Why should I care about stopping poaching?
Don't buy products made from species that are endangered like furs or traditional Asian medicines
You could urge your government to not to support The International Trade in Endangered Species
How can I stop poaching