There is a great diversity of wildlife on the African continent, and conservation is of paramount importance for future generations to appreciate it.
Nature reserves and are National parks home to numerous fun species, but it should not be forgotten that a wide variety of wildlife is found outside these reserves. This population roams through privately owned lands and is often threatened by poaching, indiscriminate killing for monetary gain from the skins and total disregard for its value in maintaining the adjustment of the entire ecosystem.
An increase in the movement of Poaching of African animals, from the mighty rhinoceros to the smallest antelope, is responsible for an alarming drop in numbers. In general, we are aware of the current rhino poaching, and this is a severe problem, but other species are suffering a similar fate. The number of antelopes and zebras is decreasing day by day.
Now it can be argued that some of these animals are a source of sustenance for a hungry population. The sustainable accumulation of antelopes to reinforce a hungry family is perfectly acceptable, but the wholesale slaughter of a large number of these animals cannot be tolerated.
Several means are used to kill, the most popular being cable traps, illegal hunting with dogs and shooting with a pistol or a crossbow.
Wire traps are particularly cruel since animals do not bite the dust instantly and suffer a slow and distressing death. Regular patrolling of private lands in search of traps has revealed numerous corpses that have rotted. This does not indicate that these animals were caught as a sustenance supply. Frequently bodies are found that have been peeled, and the meat spoiled. Here again, there is an indication that poachers are not hungry people seeking sustenance. Trapped poachers dress well and drive expensive cars and cannot adequately explain why they get involved in this movement. Many have said that it is a sport. One wonders why they do not play soccer.
Another sport called is hunting with dogs. The cries of a small antelope crushed in the jaws of a hunting dog are a heartbreaking sound. This sport carries a large sack, and the cash prize for the owner of the first dog to shoot down an antelope is frequently found in tens of thousands of African places. Dogs can not discriminate between a rare protected antelope and a more typical species. I dare to suggest that other entertainment options do not include murders.
The wildlife authorities in Africa are trying to devise new ways to address this ongoing problem of Poaching of African animals like Rhino. A solution to the problem lies in the ivory, so the projects of elimination of horns have been implemented throughout the continental territory to help save the rhinos. By getting rid of the horns of these magnificent creatures, poachers will have no value in ending Rhino’s life and, therefore, can allow them to sit without worries. The ivory will remain with the authorities that will keep it bolted and away from poachers. Another method implemented is to poison the horn of the Rhino, not trying to harm the creature, but murdering the poacher and the ivory merchants once they put their hands on the fang. Both methods could be a resounding success since it will make life much more complicated for both poachers and ivory sellers.
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