Poaching

Poaching


Lioness caught in poacher’s snare

One of the most serious threats facing wildlife in Africa is poaching.  The increasing demand for bush meat, ivory and rhino horn, muti market, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and traditional African culture could very well see entire species disappear in the not too distant future.  Animals such as leopard, pangolin, rhino and elephant find themselves under increasing pressure with little or no prospects of African governments getting the situation under control.  There seems to a real unwillingness and little political will to protect Africa’s wild animals from poachers.

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