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[Ambassador report] ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF AFRICAN ELEPHANTS POACHING

by Anthony Duxell Malle | 21-05-2020 06:19 Comments 9 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Attention!!!! Elephants are the very definition of charismatic megafauna , they are made of large ears and are emotional creatures with the ability to recognize their death relative from their skeletal remains. they are also important engineers of African Savannah and forest ecosystem and it play a vital role in attracting ecotourism.Also, they are keystone species which mean they create and maintain the ecosystem in which they live and make it possible for a myriad of plants and animals species to live in those environments as well. An estimated 100 African elephants are killed each day by poachers seeking ivory, meat and body parts such as teeth and Tusk etc.

Below shows the recent Elephants poaching statistics in South Africa from 1980-2019.

More than 25 years worth of data on elephant poaching within South Africa. In 2014 22 Elephants were killed as recorded in the Kruger national park.This had followed a roughly 14 years period of no recorded elephants poaching within the park (2000-2013). 2016 saw an increase in Elephants poaching within South Africa and particularly Kruger national park when 46 elephants were illegally killed .Throughout 2017, there were 67 poached in the Kruger national park and 1 illegally killed elsewhere in the country. The year 2018 saw a slight rise in poaching with 71 elephants illegally killed in the Kruger national park and 1 elsewhere in the country due to an increased in the price of ivory in China thereby, driving illicit killing through the roof. 
       To lose the elephants is to lose an environmental caretaker and an animal from which we have much to learn.Therefore, to avoid such a big lost, stronger enforcement and legislative measures against poaching and illegal killing and trading of body parts such as ivory, teeth and Tusk etc.

1)http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/08/31/africa-has-lost-30-percent-its-elephants-just-7-years
 2) http://www.poachingfacts.com/poaching-statistics/elephant-poaching-statistics/

Death elephants with tusk been removed.

9 Comments

Sang Su Mentor

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hi Anthony Duxell Malle, this is a mentor, Sang Su Lee.

    It's so sad that many elephants are killed by humans for their benefits. Actually killing indiscriminately the part of the ecosystem is not good for humans because every living creature is organically connected to each other as you've said. In addition, I felt sorry that Eco tourism business is also severely impacted by this illegal poaching.

    Green Cheers~!
    Posted 26-05-2020 22:55

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Anthony Duxell Malle, this is mentor Taehyun!

    Thank you for your article on elephant poaching! In fact, besides elephants, it's really uncomfortable to see a variety of endangered wildlife being poached. The purpose of poaching itself is often used as a luxury that is not essential for human survival, and moreover, it is terrible to hear that elephants only cut off ivory and let it die. I hope a world where wild animals also respect each other as members of the Earth's ecosystem will come!

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 26-05-2020 22:40

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Anthony!

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF AFRICAN ELEPHANTS POACHING

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 24-05-2020 22:08

Anthony Duxell Malle

Anthony Duxell Malle

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings Anthony
    I hope you are doing well
    This picture made feel very sad.
    Why poaching is still committed, I truly feel bad!
    Thank you so much for this report
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 22-05-2020 13:56

Yuqing Yang

  • Yuqing Yang says :
    Yes indeed. I agree with you. Elephant is also a keystone specie itself. Losing elephant will have tremendous impacts on our environment.
    Posted 22-05-2020 09:10

Sonika Pariyar

  • Sonika Pariyar says :
    Hello Anthony!

    I hope you are fine and doing great!

    Thanks for sharing Elephant poaching statistic in South Africa .

    Keep on sharing!

    GREEN CHEERS FROM NEPAL!

    Regards,
    Sonika
    Posted 21-05-2020 22:10

ALOK DHAKAL

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Thanks for you report
    Posted 21-05-2020 20:42

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