The Poaching of Exotic Animals Ian Friederich Perspectives on Nature and the Environment
Rhinoceros horns- $93,000 per kg
Poaching at a Glance  <ul><li>Poaching is the illegal hunting, killing or capturing of animals </li></ul><ul><li>Simple as...
Why poach animals?
Reasons <ul><li>Hides ,meats, and bones are sold to dealers </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes, food, and jewelry production </li><...
“ Uses” for Poached Animals Parts <ul><li>Ivory from elephant tusks: jewelry, flatware handles, piano keys, sculptures </l...
 
Most Commonly Poached Animals <ul><li>Elephant </li></ul><ul><li>Rhinoceros  </li></ul><ul><li>Leopard </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Elephant Poaching methods  <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zKDFjAHkes </li></ul>
Means of Acquisition
Technology/ Equipment  Model 500 50 Cal.
Deterring Poachers <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZS-e0FjYbM </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists safely remove horns as ...
Major Poaching Hotspots <ul><li>Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Asia  </li></ul><ul><li>North America </li></ul><ul><li>South Ame...
Public safety  <ul><li>Tourists, scientists, law enforcement have been killed by poachers </li></ul><ul><li>Poachers pay d...
The Culprits <ul><li>Subsistence farmers: kills animals that threaten to destroy season’s crops  </li></ul><ul><li>Local t...
What can you do? <ul><li>You personally? Nothing realistic.  </li></ul><ul><li>Donating money to your favorite wildlife pr...
An Expert Opinion  <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZxgHik8uI0 </li></ul>
Government & Private intervention <ul><li>FBI, National Guard, local law enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Inves...
Consequences  <ul><li>Developed and developing countries use police and military to deter poachers </li></ul><ul><li>Domes...
Expected Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Students should be able to…  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Define poaching </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Questions? (Not Philip or Mathew)
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  1. 1. The Poaching of Exotic Animals Ian Friederich Perspectives on Nature and the Environment
  2. 2. Rhinoceros horns- $93,000 per kg
  3. 3. Poaching at a Glance <ul><li>Poaching is the illegal hunting, killing or capturing of animals </li></ul><ul><li>Simple as taking an animal without a permit </li></ul><ul><li>Using a prohibited weapon/ trap </li></ul><ul><li>Stealing an animal from a zoo/ sanctuary </li></ul><ul><li>Common in developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>Poaching leads to extinction </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why poach animals?
  5. 5. Reasons <ul><li>Hides ,meats, and bones are sold to dealers </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes, food, and jewelry production </li></ul><ul><li>Religious significances/ shaman usage </li></ul><ul><li>Collectors </li></ul>
  6. 6. “ Uses” for Poached Animals Parts <ul><li>Ivory from elephant tusks: jewelry, flatware handles, piano keys, sculptures </li></ul><ul><li>Leopard skin: said to give kings magical powers when placed upon his throne </li></ul><ul><li>Tiger Penis: Used in Asia as a pain killer or aphrodisiac </li></ul><ul><li>Lion Meat: said to give superhuman strength and increase sex drive </li></ul>
  7. 8. Most Commonly Poached Animals <ul><li>Elephant </li></ul><ul><li>Rhinoceros </li></ul><ul><li>Leopard </li></ul><ul><li>Tiger </li></ul><ul><li>Lion </li></ul><ul><li>Panda </li></ul>
  8. 9. Elephant Poaching methods <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zKDFjAHkes </li></ul>
  9. 10. Means of Acquisition
  10. 11. Technology/ Equipment Model 500 50 Cal.
  11. 12. Deterring Poachers <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZS-e0FjYbM </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists safely remove horns as a means of discouraging poachers from killing the entire animal solely for the horn </li></ul>
  12. 13. Major Poaching Hotspots <ul><li>Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Asia </li></ul><ul><li>North America </li></ul><ul><li>South America </li></ul>
  13. 14. Public safety <ul><li>Tourists, scientists, law enforcement have been killed by poachers </li></ul><ul><li>Poachers pay depends on results: they arent concerned with only harming animals </li></ul><ul><li>Generally closely linked to drug/ arms trafficking organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Travel with reputable safari guides and inform US State Dept. of all travel plans </li></ul>
  14. 15. The Culprits <ul><li>Subsistence farmers: kills animals that threaten to destroy season’s crops </li></ul><ul><li>Local tribesmen: kill animals for religious or medicinal purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Renegade clans: hired by government officials, private firms, western entrepreneurs, warlords to acquire rare animal parts </li></ul>
  15. 16. What can you do? <ul><li>You personally? Nothing realistic. </li></ul><ul><li>Donating money to your favorite wildlife protection and conservation organization helps, but does little to fundamentally stop international poaching </li></ul><ul><li>The best thing would be to join one of these organizations and volunteer as an anti poaching ranger. Good luck with that. </li></ul>
  16. 17. An Expert Opinion <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZxgHik8uI0 </li></ul>
  17. 18. Government & Private intervention <ul><li>FBI, National Guard, local law enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Investigating Agency </li></ul><ul><li>US Fish and Wildlife Service </li></ul><ul><li>State divisions/departments of wildlife </li></ul><ul><li>African Wildlife Foundation, International Anti Poaching Foundation, African Conservancy </li></ul><ul><li>Train, equip, deploy “anti-poaching rangers” </li></ul><ul><li>Provide free education and recruit volunteers </li></ul>
  18. 19. Consequences <ul><li>Developed and developing countries use police and military to deter poachers </li></ul><ul><li>Domestically: depending on the state and crime; up 10 years in prison and $120,000 fine </li></ul><ul><li>Internationally: depends on country and crime </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Philippines: $21,000, 6 years in prison (step stone) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Congo: $6,000-$8,000; 1-2 years in prison (minor) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>China: tiger-related poaching is punishable by death </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Expected Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Students should be able to… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Define poaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recall commonly poached animals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recall uses of given poached animal parts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recall the major poaching locations </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. Questions? (Not Philip or Mathew)

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