• Yes, we need to educate more people about this increasingly depressing problem.

    Where are the super-rich of the world? I know they donate extensively to African charities, especially Mr. Bill Gates. I understand he wants to help people, but what about the last few pristine areas that are still unchanged by mankind and the wild species they support? Once they are gone there is no going back. Humanity will ultimately benefit by protecting these last wild lands in perpetuity, when the immediate gains to be had by exploitation will be long gone.

  • Yes, poachers always find new ways to kill endangered animals.

    Yes, poachers will do whatever they can to target and poach endangered animals on African reserves. Many parts of the animals are believed to be useful in African medicine, as well as decorations. Also, the more endangered the animal species is, the higher the price buyers will pay for the animal's parts. It is important that these new poaching tactics are countered with new ways of protecting the endangered species.

  • Poachers got smarter.

    Yes,poachers have found a new way to target animals in Africa. Many firms are working to save wild animals from poachers. Organizations like; The International Anti-poaching foundation,World Wildlife Fund, etc are working hard to save animals.Many countries or organizations have the permission to kill poachers. As every one is against the poachers, they will find a new way to kill animals. They cannot leave this because poaching is lucrative business. Thus killing poachers is not the only solution. We should try to stop people from buying thing which are made with wild animals body parts.

  • The Myth of Trophy Hunting: Conservation isn't the Key

    Poaching has always been vilified by the public - and for good reason. But in the last year, those who seek to target animals on African reserves have taken a new approach that complicates matters, in the form of trophy hunting.

    Trophy hunting made headlines last year when dentist Walter Palmer and Texas teen Kendall Jones were publicly shamed for hunting large game in Africa - an act which they defended as being beneficial for conservation. The theory here is that if you allow hunters to kill a specified number of an endangered species for a large sum of money, that money can then in turn be used for conservation. Some of the money can even be used to bolster local communities, so that villagers don't turn to illegal poaching as a way to make a living.

    In a recent study, however, National Geographic found this strategy to be nothing more than a myth. Government corruption can often get in the way, and the money that is supposed to trickle down to local villagers is minimal.

    Trophy hunting has given a somewhat socially acceptable face to the act of poaching, but it does nothing to help the animals or African communities.

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