Stop Poaching In Africa

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Many of Africa’s most iconic animals are disappearing and could be gone within the next 50 years, but there are ways to stop it. Animals are hunted for valuable goods such as their fur, tusks, or horns. There is also a demand for live baby animals, such as gorillas. These babies can sell for up to 40, 000 dollars a gorilla. If the babies are taken away, the species can not repopulate when the adults die.The removal of their youth leaves gorillas critically endangered and possibly gone by 2020. Zebras are hunted for fur. Only about 2,000 are left in the wild. Poaching across Africa can be decreased by legalizing ivory sales from conservations, tagging animals to track where poachers frequent, and by adding a highway to connect rural areas to …show more content…
A road would make it easier for foreign nations and organizations to send volunteers and aid. Many countries can not afford to tag animals, set up conservations, or provide staff for conservation efforts. Poachers can use expensive and illegal weapons to take out animals. Countries must be able to afford to combat these weapons. Many costs, such as those previously listed, go into preventing poaching and the money is hard to come by for countries who can’t even afford to feed their own citizens. Currently, it is very difficult and expensive to get supplies to remote areas on the continent. There are few major roads in rural Africa, and those roads are rarely connected to major ports or cities. A road connecting rural Africa to more populated areas would drastically reduce the cost of getting goods to those areas. There are many volunteers with the desire to help African wildlife, but is expensive and difficult to get resources to poorer countries. Adding a road to connect poor countries to major port cities will provide the necessary manpower and supplies to combat …show more content…
With help from the world bank, world power countries, and people all over the world; poaching can be stopped. Anyone can donate to the many different wildlife conservation groups. Poaching is a very serious threat to species all across africa and across the world. There is a very real possibility that species such as gorillas and rhinos could be gone within the next 50 years if nothing is done to help them. Simple solutions such as conservations providing supplies and more drastic ones such as a major highway can help save these

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