Wildlife Trade: Destruction & Conservation

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Wildlife Trade: Destruction & Conservation. Wildlife trade. Wildlife trade is any sale or exchange of wild animal and plant resources by people. Reasons. Food Fuel Fodder Building materials Clothing and ornaments Sport Health care Religion Collections. Scale: $323,000,000,000. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Bushmeat Crisis

Wildlife Trade:Destruction & Conservation

Wildlife trade

Wildlife trade is any sale or exchange of wild animal and plant resources by people.Reasons

Food

Fuel

Fodder

Building materials

Clothing and ornaments

Sport

Health care

Religion

Collections

Scale:$323,000,000,000

ProblemsConsumption

Way of earning cash

Danger of extinction

Undermines management of natural resources

Massive economic losses

Invasive species major cause of recent extinctions

Hotspots

Poaching

Poaching is the illegal taking of wild plants or animals contrary to local and international conservation and wildlife management laws.

Violations of hunting laws and regulations are normally punishable by law and, collectively, such violations are known as poaching.Illegal / in violation

The game or fish is not in season.The poacher does not possess a valid permit.The poacher is illegally selling the animal, animal parts or plant for a profit.The animal is being hunted outside of legal hours.The hunter used an illegal weapon for that animal.The animal or plant is on restricted land.The right to hunt this animal is claimed by somebody.The type of bait is inhumane. (e.g. food unsuitable for an animal's health)The means used are illegal (for example, baiting a field while hunting quail or other animals, using spotlights to stun or paralyze deer, or hunting from a moving vehicle, watercraft, or aircraft).The animal or plant is protected by law or that it has been listed as extinct or The animal or plant has been tagged by a researcher.

Commercial Poaching for Illegal Trade:Chinese reignite ivory poaching in East Africa [6:50 mins.]

Law enforcement weak / corrupt

Bushmeat Crisis

forest referred to as 'the bush

wildlife / meat derived from it is referred to as 'bushmeat

elephantgorilla / chimpanzeeforest antelope (duikers)crocodile

Commercial hunting

Primary source of animal protein:Hunting for Bush Meat in Africa [5:17 mins.]

free resource

food and trade item

ritual

status symbol Solutions

Economic and Protein Alternatives

Education & Training

Engaging with Key Decision Makers

Information Management

Law Enforcement

Private Sector Collaboration

Protected Areas

Public Awareness

Research & Monitoring

Sustainable Finance

National Parks

National parks are the cornerstones of most countries' conservation strategies, set up to protect charismatic creatures from hunting, poaching and habitat decline.

Africa's national parks cover around 15 per cent of the continent, or five million square kilometres an area more than ten times that of the UK. They're home to buffalo, wildebeest, antelope, cheetah, leopard and elephant to name just a few. Numbers declining

Over-huntingChanging climateLack of monitoringPoornessExpanding populations

Solution

Funding

ShowGabon [3:07 mins.]

Africa Peace Parks Foundation [13:49 mins.]