Monday, 9 September 2013

The guide of WWF which fights against the Illegal poaching and trade

wwf fights against illegal poaching and trade
Red icons of our nature

Organised crime plunges in the destruction of the icons of our nature. Tigers, elephants and rhinos are being slaughtered on an unprecedented scale. WWF binds with the NCRV the battle.

Poaching and illegal trade are engaged in rapidly eradicating various species, including elephants, tigers and rhinos. The figures are staggering. The number of rhinos poached in South Africa exploded from 13 in 2007 to 448 in 2011. After the first half of this year hit over 262. The last decade, at least a thousand wild tigers slain by poachers. The last 3200 animals are brighter than ever hunted and harassed. Every year tens of thousands of elephants slaughtered for their ivory, especially in Central Africa. In Cameroon, heavily armed poachers struck early this year in the reserve Bouba N'Djida. In a few weeks time they killed as 80 percent of the elephant population.

Same poachers founded earlier in Chad a bloodbath that 2500 of 3000 elephants was fatal in that country.

Increasing prosperity

The cause of the disaster is crystal clear. Due to the increased prosperity of the middle class in Asia, particularly in Thailand and China , the demand for sharing all kinds of exotic species grown explosively . Particularly in Asia are still various medicinal properties attributed to tiger bone and rhino horn. In Vietnam, the so-called potency enhancing rhino horn now also been touted as a cure for cancer. In 2010, the last Vietnamese Javan rhinoceros ( Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus ) slain by poachers . The increasing prosperity is the demand for ivory sculptures and jewelry greatly increased and will be placed. Elephants duration As Chinese companies have invested a lot of money in Africa in recent years, there is an extensive network of trade routes which arise trafficking grateful uses.

African governments speak out against this type of crim, but do not act appropriately . A kilo of rhino horn on the black market brings just as much as a kilo of cocaine and a kilo of gold. High profits in combination with a low probability of detection make this business attractive to organized crime. The UN said at the annual meeting in New York this year that the illegal trade in endangered species is as threatening to the rule of law as corruption and drug trafficking . The large financial interests ('s annual six to eight billion euros in the illegal wildlife trade) have an even more horrible poaching makeover. Criminal organizations equip poachers with heavy automatic weapons, night vision goggles and helicopters which can be in short time.


The World Wildlife Fund has picked up the gauntlet and intensifies the fight against poaching with a global ' Wildlife Crime campaign. Spearheads the intensive anti-poaching by deploying additional rangers and the latest technology , public relations and lobbying organizations and governments to ensure that illegal trade can actually be treated as a serious crime and punished.

In several areas, the last time already achieved successes. After the mass slaughter of elephants in the park Bouba N'Djida in Cameroon, the country has responded to calls by including the WWF and the EU. The government put the next five years in 2500 extra rangers to go. Against poaching In Nepal enforcement already has such a sharp result. There for the first time no rhinos poached in 2011 in twenty years. In Nepal put the WWF recently called eco drones. These are small, unmanned aircraft that are made ​​in China for a hundred euro yet. They can be equipped with software and cameras, then this eco drones (potential) perpetrators caught and photographed. Especially in the inhospitable areas where poachers often can go undisturbed way. One of the campaign elements will also aim to raise money for the purchase of more eco drones.


Social media give to sign and the Internet is an important tool to inform the public. WWF the opportunity petitions People in Asia should know that tiger whiskers no healing power, and does not increase the potential that ground rhino horn. Tourists should realize that they are complicit in big trouble when they buy souvenirs of ivory, elephant skin, parrot feathers or tortoiseshell. Without question will stop the supply. At all levels is a change in thinking needed.  " Crimes against nature" may sound innocent than ' crimes against humanity ' , but they are the same thing. This poaching crisis is an example of inhumane act against animals, the environment and future generations people the right to a rich and livable planet denied.

The NCRV slogan 'Together in the world "includes all life on our planet, now and in the future . Life that we must preserve and pass on to future generations. That's why the NCRV with the four part series File: wildlife crime kicked off the WWF campaign. Jetske van den Elsen and WWF ambassador Harm Edens traveled to Gabon, South Africa and Thailand to show. Reality and complexity of wildlife crime.


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