But the hatcheries around Africa are too important to close down. So if the yield of the hatchery continues to decrease every year sooner or later the hatchery will have a change in management. Not only is the fish hatcheries are being affected by poaching the sale of ivory in Africa has also been affected. . “In Kenya, uncarved ivory was worth $2.50 a pound in 1969, $34 a pound in 1978, and
Diamonds, one of the major luxuries in the world, represented richness and peerage in the old days, but it is identified as the symbol of love, loyalty and steadfastness nowadays. When people buy diamond jewellery, they often want to convey love or commitment to someone dear and special. But, this jewellery, if it contains diamonds from Africa diamond fields, could have a bloody past signifying mistreatment and abuse. Although the diamonds are very commonly seen and very expensive in the market, not too many people know the background of diamonds, which involves warfare, blood and death. A movie called Blood Diamond that shows the bloody story behind the “precious stones” in Africa.
"Extraordinarily Expensive" you describe the conservation of pandas, which in my opinion is very true because from my research I have found out that the budget put into the conservation of pandas is 5x more than the money put in to the conservation of elephants. You then later propose an alternative idea than focusing money specifically on a particular species such as the panda. Stating that the best thing we could do would be to look after the "world's biodiversity hotspots" is a good idea. This is because the money
They do this because it generates more income than any other crop. In creating these narcotic fields they force the government to act. This happens in such great numbers that the government is left with limited options. Extremely dangerous herbicides are sprayed over great distances damaging both the plantations and nearby natural ecosystems. The farmers who plant the coca seed just move to wherever there is more fertile soil.
Poaching: A Heavy Burden on Africa Africa is home to the planet’s most iconic and charismatic wildlife, ranging from the enormous gray elephants to the majestic golden lions and the elusive spotted leopards. People around the world know these creatures and have affection for them, but what many ignore is the huge threat that is looming for these animal species. This threat, commonly called poaching, “is the illegal harvesting of animals through capturing, catching, hunting, or killing” (“Poaching”). Over the last decades and especially from 2000 onwards, acts of poaching have skyrocketed, leaving the populations of African wildlife in a critical situation. Much debate has arisen on whether this poaching issue should be tackled through prohibition,
The African economy is one of debate due to its unpredictability - it is infamous for its devastating famine and health problems, but some transnational companies (TNCs) see opportunities of regeneration and economic boost for both their company and the financial state of the country, as a wave of improving governance and demographics is predicted to come by some. Mukhtar Kent, who researches untapped markets for TNCs to penetrate, describes Africa as, 'the untold story'. He believes, "the presence and the significance of [...] business in Africa is far greater than India and China even today. The relevance is much bigger". Around 1 million Africans are employed to the biggest soft drink brand in the world - Coca-Cola.
We only have five species remaining in the world today, and all of them are endangered. The Southern white rhinos were once found in large numbers across Southern Africa. They have horns and thick skin to protect themselves against predators like the lion and the hyena. But today, their biggest threat and enemy, is the human. This problem has become more public in the last two years and has drawn a lot of attention, which has resulted in international documentaries trying to raise awareness and support for these majestic creatures.
Logging can also contribute to these problems. The reason why the population of Amur Leopards has been decreasing is because of hunting, loss of habitat, negative causes for inbreeding, development projects, and lack of protection. The lack of political commitment to conservation, meaning the people who are supposed to watch out for this endangered animal are not doing such a great job. And as you can tell, hunters and poachers are not allowed to kill this animal, but according to, Critically Endangered Amur Leopard Only 35 Left In Wild, in the year 2002 in Russia, nine Amur Leopard skins were found. Moreover, two were killed in China.
Rhino Poaching Rhino Poaching in South Africa has radically increased in recent years, it is a problem which happens all over the world, but there has been a recent epidemic in Rhino poaching in South Africa. This essay will look further into various media campaigns surrounding the issue nationally and internationally and will discuss why it has become the number one topic in environmental news in South Africa. I am extremely passionate about animals and the conservation of them on earth, more specifically Rhino’s and the threat in which they have come under in recent years as poaching has become more and more of a problem. After witnessing these gruesome crimes on various television programs such as the features on Carte Blanche, my heart