The Money Lust
Poaching is defined by illegally capturing wildlife animal around the world. This causes a great impact towards both economic and environmental social aspects. Poaching occurs mostly in Africa as the wild animals, such as elephants, are being hunted for their husks containing ivory. This brings a great deal of money towards the black market but damages the environment in exchange mainly causing certain species to go extinct. This article will hopefully lead the readers to fully understand what poaching is and why it is such an important illegal activity.
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The rhinoceros has been a target to poachers for many decades for their keratin horns. Many subspecies of the black rhino have been declared extinct for example the southern black rhinoceros and the one I will be talking about in this platform is the western black rhinoceros. The black rhino has been declared “critically endangered” in 2008. In 2008, a survey of the jungles in northern Cameroon has failed to produce any form of evidence of the western black rhino still habiting the land. They were looking for signs of feeding or feces but no evidence arose. In 2016 the western black rhino... [+] Read more