They are only found in one protected area and there are about sixty of them left. They are killed as agricultural pests, and for their horns. People are trying to increase their habitats in eastern Ujung Kulon so the population can expand and grow. Black Rhinos are critically endangered because of their horns, and five to six rhinos are killed a day for food of for entertainment. Their population is fewer than five hundred.
The manager told us about one of the endangered animal, just like the panda, called the Bali starling. Bali starling is a beautiful and endangered animal which they are protecting now. It has white color and black tail, and there are only around 130 pieces left in the park. Why is the Bali starling is more and more endangered, there are 2 main reasons. First of all, there is a big black market because the bird worth 2000 to 3000 us dollars, that means if one of the local can catch one and sell it to the market which more than a yearly income for him.
The black rhino is also significantly smaller than the white rhino. The reason so many people have heard of the rhino and it is so popular is that it has like the panda become a poster boy for conservation especially in Africa. The Rhinos in Africa are also an example of an overwhelming success story in conservation efforts as the Southern White Rhinos numbers were as little as 50 in the wild in the early 1900s due to excessive hunting and poaching. The White rhinos numbers have since increased to over 20000 making it the most populous out of all the rhino species. The Black Rhino is also an example of a success story as due to poaching numbers
In Africa, a village of the name Sankuyo earned $600,000 from the 120 animals that were allowed to be victims of trophy hunting(Onishi). Without trophy hunting, there will not be as much money owned by these African villages and the villages will slowly decline to poverty. To add to this argument, lions have been seen entering the villages, where the ban has been placed, to find food because they would normally eat the elephant carcusses left by trophy hunters. The people of these villages are claiming to be poisoning those animals who trespass in order to save their own crops. Are humans really that much more important than these innocent animals?
As the symbol for World Wildlife Fund’s conservation effort since 1961[1.0], the Giant Panda has won the heart and wallets of the people, cashing in millions of dollars to their own conservational effort. Despite countless amounts of money and tireless effort being put into conserving this species for more than 50 years[1.1], the Giant Panda still remains an endangered species on the IUCN’s Red List. Should we as a race proceed to waste our finite resources in order delay the ticking time bomb of extinction, to possibly putting a species on a permanent life support system, while we stand and watch others die out? Economically, the panda is possibly one of the most wasting source of conservation money in the last 50 years. To be foreign host of the infamous black and white panda, each nation would have to pay a steep ‘renting fee’ of $1,000,000[2.0] annually to the Chinese government for one single panda.
The animal has a very poor eyesight making it only able to see up to 9 meters, but has acute senses of hearing & smell. The 2 horns of a Rhino is what everyone's after. The horn grows from their skin (made of keratin fibers, like human fingernails), which the animal uses to dig the ground for mineral, salt and defend its territory. In the 5th century B.C a Rhino's horn, skin, urine and blood were very important elements in Chinese medicines for reducing fever, headache and more. Asians used this way of medicine for thousands of years.
There are five main species of rhino in the world, two species, namely, the black rhino and white rhino are found in Africa and the remaining three species are found in southern Asia, which are the Sumatran, Javan and the Indian(Greater one-horn) rhinos. All five are being poached in their respective locations and habitats. The only species which has managed to regain numbers is the Indian rhino species, however they are still being poached. The Sumatran and Javan rhinos are listed as critically endangered as well as the northern white rhino in Africa. Southern Africa has been subjected to record high yearly increases in poaching with South Africa specifically reporting significant poaching rates especially in the Kruger National Park.
Wildlife Poaching: The global aftermath The word “death” may surprise people; however, what is even more surprising, and shocking of course, is that the death toll of rhinoceros in South Africa has now reached a record of 1020, a number greater than the record in 2013 and triple the number four years ago (Bukhardt, 2014)! People may fall off their seats if they would be seeing this: according to Kathleen Gobush (n.d.), the population of African elephants has declined from a number of 1.3 million to 600 individuals from 1979 to 1987, an astonishing span of eight years! Here is another stunning fact: a recent United Nations report suggests that by the mid-2020s, gorillas may disappear from large parts of the Congo Basin (World Wildlife Fund, 2014). This is the sad reality: the figures would tell that poaching is still a very alive and kicking business until today and every day, it continues to threaten and harm
The elephant is the largest land animal and kills around 500 people annually. Most deaths are caused by the male african bush elephant. The male elephant experiences periods called musth which makes them aggressive. Another dangerous animals is one that lives next door to the elephant. The cape buffalo kill more that 200 people per year.
Introduction The elephant, the largest warm-blooded terrestrial animal, is also an endangered species as a result of incessant competition with humans land, food and water. Therewith over population, tremendous growth of industrialization and agriculture production, the habitats of wild animals in the world is decreasing day by day. In the early years of the eighteenth century, wild elephants were rich in number throughout the eastern and northwestern divisions of Rangpur (northeast). In this time they were frequently raided the harvested crop fields. Some of the landholders or zamindars kept tame female elephants as trap for capturing these wild elephants.