The poaching menace has had an immense impact on the wildlife in various countries. Poachers are on the rise and aiming to get animal parts said to be of high value like hides, skins, tusks and teeth. In fact, the increased demand for tasks is one of the reasons for rhino poaching, as well as, elephants. Also, the illegal smuggling of little animals is becoming another threat to wildlife.
Investigations are underway to formulate ways of putting poaching and illegal smuggling to an end. To curb the all poaching activities, the government authorities mandated to safeguard wildlife needs to use proactive measures. They can implement ways like the one we will discuss here to stop the menace.
Enact Severe Laws
Enacting stringent anti-poaching laws will propel poachers to halt their activities. It will become risky for anyone to indulge themselves in poaching being aware of existing laws. For example, the law may indicate a life sentence for poachers.
Otherwise, there should be extremely high bond amounts which will not give poachers an option to get away with their evil acts. Moreover, International Law should incorporate laws that ban the sale of wildlife products as illegal. It means that the world will have a standard way to deal with poaching.
Track Endangered Species
Technology is now a significant solution to almost every problem we are experiencing in the modern world. Tracking devices can be looped on the neck or leg of the animals which are poached. This technology will help rangers to know the where about of every animal.
The tracking devices can be linked to mobile devices such as mobile phones. Rangers can track animals at the comfort of their offices at the ranch. This technology can also be used to track immobile animals which may be as a result of poaching activities. This way, rangers can make prompt physical checks of the animals by going to the position of the immobile signal.
Engage and Train More Rangers
The inadequacy of wildlife rangers is a major problem facing wildlife conservation. More poaching cases are reported to occur in the areas which are less physically monitored. Employing more rangers can be a way of curbing poaching. Almost every area of a wildlife conservation park will have patrolling rangers. It will go a long way to halting poaching activities.
Segregate Endangered Species
Animals that are profoundly poached can be put in a separate area with maximum security. Actually, a mesh wire barrier can be installed in a park to keep away the most endangered animals. This can be aimed at driving the animals to an area where rangers have regular access.
Educate the Public on Dangers of Poaching
The public is oblivious to the impact that poaching may have on the economy and consequently to their lifestyle. Without a doubt, poaching reduces the number of wildlife animals. Moreover, a reduction of wildlife can cause a low turnout of tourists to various wildlife habitats.
Diffusing this knowledge to the public will influence their perception of poaching. As a result, the public will help to conserve wildlife than assisting poachers to get away with big fortunes at the expense of their economic growth.…Read more