Poaching can be considered as illegal selling and trading of animals by killing them for only one part such as an ivory tusk, pelt, or bones or selling them as a whole for a huge sum of money. The vast majority of poaching is due to organized crime to kill and track many animals all at one time without being detected. At these current poaching rates, elephants, rhinos, and other iconic African wildlife will be gone within our lifetime before we know it. Many of Africa’s wild animals have suffered from a massive population decline due to poaching over the past three decades. I personally believe that the animals should be able to
When you imagine a tiger, what probably comes to mind is the fierce and majestic beast at the very top of the food chain. They seem like there is nothing that can bring them down, and they rule over all the animals in the entirety of Asia. Just under a century ago, that picture would be mostly accurate. But now humans are hunting these striped creatures into near extinction, and their loss of habitat makes their revival very unlikely. If something isn’t done to stop this, tigers will become nothing more than a thing of the past.
In the article, “Fighting for Foxes” the authors, Conover and Curry, explain how the Channel Island Foxes were close to extinction and how the population arose and came back. The process of how the Channel Island Foxes almost became extinct is this. The Bald Eagles started to decline because DEE, a chemical got into the food web, causing eggs to break easily or not hatch at all. The Golden Eagles then started taking over the area. The reason for this is because Bald Eagles started declining and left no competition for Goldens.
Annual tolls because of sharks are much less than deaths resulted in meetings with crocodiles, tigers or elephants. Last two representatives of the huge terrestrial fauna kill around 100 people each year, while sharks have around five victims on their account. Meanwhile, tigers and elephants already had law protection, when the documentary was created, while sharks were treated as a source of valuable product (their fins) and a monster that should be killed before it would get an opportunity to attack. Numbers, mentioned by the film, created the impression the situation is totally unfair. As if officials today will forget about their efforts against the ivory black-market
Nothing is wrong with bringing a terrifying hairy 6 ton mammoth back from the dead, right? I believe that raising extinct species from the dead is a dreadful idea. Many examples are from disease carriers to environment changing. To start, “Animal welfare: People could be exploiting animals for solely human purposes, and may cause individuals of the de-extinct species harm,” stated by Breanna Draxler author of 5 Reasons to Bring Back Extinct Animals (And 5 Reasons Not To). This was to shows how some of these animals would be hunted if they were come back to life.
A number of threatened and endangered bird species have also been found in the digestive tracts of pythons, prompting concern that they could drive some species toward extinction Lampreys in the Great Lake parasitize native fish. Because the native species have not evolved defenses to lampreys, they often die outright from wounds, or wounds become infected and eventually cause
Sea World and other facilities like Sea World need to make a bigger pool or never own whales because they belong in the wild. When you look into their eyes, you know somebody is home. When these killer whales were caught in the Puget Sound in the 1970 's and 1980 's people back then were greedy and only cared about getting paid. They did not care about the whales or their
Provided that sharks have not been fished out of certain areas it is reasonable to assume that their disappearance would be a result of the destruction of a suitable habitat. The fact that shark species are so diverse and inhabit every ocean on the planet makes them key players essential to the ocean environment. Yet despite their importance in the marine food-chain they remain a low conservation priority. For all their evolutionary success and apparent menace, sharks are incredibly fragile, unable to withstand the increased pressures forced on them by the voracious world fishing industries. This is partly due to the fact that sharks are slow growing animals that mature late, live long, and have a low reproduction
David Andrews, Everglades National Park director states, “this program is what has paid for all of the pythons to be removed from the Everglades National Park area. Without the funding, the pythons would continue to over populate and decrease the mammal population even further. It would also allow the pythons to continue preying on the endangered species in the area until they could possibly become extinct.” Scientist are especially worried about the overpopulation of these snakes because of the diminishing population of animals. All of which led to the decrease of native trees, plants and fish-eating birds. It is also feared by local officials that it is only a matter of time before the snakes harm a visitor at the Everglades National Park.
Orcas with different backgrounds and dialects are placed together without much thought about how this could affect them. A killer whale named Tilikum was placed in Sealand and he was expected to perform tricks that he had never done, and if he performed them incorrectly all of the whales were withheld food. “This annoyed the others, so they would rake him with their teeth, causing him to bleed” (Lewis). In the wild, when a dominant orca begins showing aggression the other orca has thousands of miles to swim away and flee the scene. However, these animals are in pools where they do not have that option.