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    symbolism is, “These round knobs were not ornamental, but symbolic; they were expressive and puzzling, striking and disturbing” (57). In this sentence Marlow believes that the “round knobs” (57) are a form of decoration or ornamental to the natives. Marlow is unaware that the knobs are actually the heads of the native people. Marlow eventually discovers that the knobs are the heads of the “rebels” (57). One of the European men said, “There had been enemies, criminals, workers—and these were rebels. Those rebellious heads looked very subdued to me on their sticks” (57). The symbolism of the word rebels shows that Kurtz is greedy and does not care about the natives. He sees them as rebels and does not value their lives. Kurtz only values his ivory trade and his money. Also, the heads symbolize Kurtz’s and other Europeans cruel nature. Large stakes in front of Kurtz’s residence with heads on them symbolize how Kurtz is not scared to kill and take over a region of those who do not obey him. The heads are also meant to display Kurtz’s strength and his disregard for human life. Another example of symbolism in Heart of Darkness is Conrad using flies to show and symbolize death. On page 19, Conrad writes, “In the steady buzz of flies the homeward-bound agent was lying finished and insensible” and on page 69 he also writes, “A continuous shower of small flies streamed upon the lamp, upon the cloth, upon our hands and faces”. Both of these quotations show that the appearance of flies…

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    Sumatran Elephants Essay

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    plantations.” (a-z-animals.com). Poachers are also hunting them for their ivory tusks which is killing them off as well. “In 2012, the Sumatran Elephant was changed from “endangered” to “critically endangered” because half of it’s population has been lost in one generation.” (a-z-animals.com). Unfortunately, palm oil plantations are a huge production and will not be stopping anytime soon, this means that Sumatran Elephants are going to keep going to die off. Sumatran Elephants are herbivores,…

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    Ivory Trade In China

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    facing extinction; mostly because of China 's market forcing to the price of ivory through the roof, to the price of that was once reserved for the one of the most valuable commodity, gold. Unlike most "middle" class citizens around the world, China 's middle class citizens tend to have a strong purchasing power. Due to the booming of China 's middle class, consumer demands are at it speak, and the desire for ivory is at it 's all time high. Because recently acquired ivory can be sold legally in…

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    subsided for a brief while. However, around the same time, China and Vietnam saw an enormous increase in the demand for the ivory and the rhino horn, which, among other factors, largely contributed to the current ongoing crisis (Baldus). At present, the major driving forces of the problem include a high demand for ivory in the Asian countries, widespread poverty, corruption, unemployment, and medicinal purposes (Kideghesho 370), and the consequences spread over various social, economic, and…

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    Ivory Trade Controversy

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    The poaching of elephants and the ivory trade has become an extremely pressing and controversial issue over the past few years, most noticeably in Botswana perspectives have been altered and bias has been made. This issue has sparked unrest and controversy all around the world. Protests began in Botswana concerning it, dividing the environmentalist from the poachers. From the 1970’s to the late 1980’s, elephant populations were slaughtered due to the legal regulated trade in ivory, which…

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    Ivory is a hard creamy-white substance, typically used to make jewelry and other ornaments, that composes elephant tusks. Due to the high price of ivory killing elephants for their tusks has become quite a lucrative business which has resulted in the African elephant being brought to the brink of extinction. The prohibitionists dominate the ivory trade debate, however is a ban on ivory trade really all that beneficial. I argue that an ivory trade ban is in fact counterintuitive and brings with…

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    The African Ivory Trade

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    African Ivory Trade Throughout the course of history there has remained one constant, humans are never satisfied. Since the dawn of human history humans have had this desire to crave more and want better. The idea of never being satisfied has led to many accomplishments for the human race, from the expansion of empires such as the Greek and Roman empires, to technological advances in medicine that have pro longed life, and the expansion of knowledge through books and curiosity. All have come…

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    By Dominick Mezzapesa - Wildlife Planet News After decades of Ignoring an international ban on trading poached ivory, it 's time to give Japan a beatdown for their elephant poching crimes. Wildlife Planet has focused it 's attention, and rightfully so on China. It 's our poster child for the mass slaughtering of Elephants, Tigers and Rhinos. Without a doubt it has earned much of the blame for the killing of 96 elephants a day across Africa. China 's role in the butchering of Dogs and cats for…

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    Wildlife Management Eras

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    Over the course of the last five wildlife management eras, wildlife management methods in South Africa, the American West, and Mexico have proved successful. This is in large part due to the developing strategies and philosophies in the last three eras that helped resurrect declining wildlife populations. For example, buffalo and buffalo grasses are steadily being restored to the American plains, a stark contrast to the near extermination of them in the 1800’s. Another example in the American…

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    Marlow first utters this quote upon arriving in Central Station for the first time and offers his general feelings about his surroundings. He sees first hand, the immense wealth that the ivory trade brings into the Station that makes his aunt and inversely him, their money. But he also sees the workers for the Company, whom Marlow sees essentially just as slaves and even compares them to “faithless pilgrims. He sees that if they are pilgrims, to some sort of religion, then it is the ivory trade.…

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