Poaching A world-wide problemBy Kasey Buchanan& Kekoa Smith
Did you happen to know?
Every year, thousands of animalsfrom every country, every year, are killed illegally.
Animals are killed for Ivory, Medicine,Religious Reasons,
And for Sport.
How am I a threat?Thousands of Tigers have been killed because they are seen as Threats.
India’s Population of tigershas Drastically decreased
From an estimated population of100,000 in 1900,
To only 4,000 in 1990
The amount of elephants in Africa has almost completely vanished.
People poaching for their ivory tusks has cut their population in half. =
The South AfricanRhinoceros is poached forits horn.
Mainly because they are sold for $3400 per pound in China
In China, Rhino horns are a traditional medicine.
There is a similar problem with sharks
Hooked sharks are caught on a boat, then get their fins sliced off
Then thrown back into the ocean, unable to swim
This is because shark fins are believed to prevent cancer.
Hyenas are killed by peoplebecause they are believed to killtheir land animals.
Hyenas are scavengers Not predators
We ButCan stop poaching
There are many organizations you can join to help the cause! The Humane Society Earth First!American Zoo & Aquarium Organization Endangered Species Project Conservation Breeding Specialists Group American Forest Organization Earth Trust Conservation International Center For Animal Conservation
If you see any suspicious behavior Report it to the police!
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