What can I do to help stop poaching?
Here is what you can do to help:
- Ask before you buy.
- Stick to certified products.
- Choose sustainable, eco-friendly pets.
- Eat only sustainable seafood.
- Petition your local government to stop or restrict legal ivory trade.
- Pledge your support.
- Report any illegal wildlife trade.
How can we help save the rhinos?
How you can help
- Don’t buy rhino horn products. The illegal trade in rhino horn poses the greatest threat to rhinos today.
- Adopt a Sumatran rhino through WWF-US.
- Adopt a rhino through WWF-UK.
- Use and support sustainable wood, paper and palm oil.
- Donate to WWF to support the our work in Africa and Asia.
What is being done to prevent the trade in rhino horn?
Lawmakers and animal rights activists are working toward legalizing the trade of rhino horns, which can bring up to $500,000 on the Asian black market. Lawmakers and activists propose removing the horns humanely and distributing them through legal channels.
Why do we save rhinos?
Rhinos have been around for millions of years and play a crucial role in their ecosystem. By helping protect rhinos, we’re helping to conserve their habitat for the benefit of people and wildlife, helping support local communities and making sure natural resources are available for generations to come.
Are rhinos dinosaurs?
No, a rhino is not a type of dinosaur. A rhino, short for rhinoceros, is a horned mammal. Dinosaurs, on the other hand, are a group of reptiles…
Why is rhino horn so expensive?
Poaching for rhino horn. Rhino poaching is being driven by the demand for rhino horn in Asian countries, particularly China and Viet Nam. Rhino horn is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, but increasingly common is its use as a status symbol to display success and wealth.
Why is it so hard to stop poaching?
Many countries lack the infrastructure to enforce poaching regulations. Developing countries often do not have the resources to keep up with careful, often wealthy, poachers who use sophisticated technology and transport to evade authorities.
How can I help stop rhino poaching in South Africa?
Help us stop the rise in rhino poaching in South Africa. Make a donation today towards much-needed anti-poaching equipment and support for rangers. This includes binoculars, radios, night-vision gear, bullet-proof armour, and rhino-tracking and camping equipment.
What can you do to help stop poaching?
10. Volunteer with the International Anti-Poaching Foundation , learn anti-poaching techniques and aid efforts to protect wildlife. The best, BEST thing you can do to help end poaching across the world is to educate yourself on the facts and to share what you’ve learned with everyone you know!
Is there a Silver Bullet for rhino poaching?
South Africa’s rhinos are in crisis, and we’re doing everything we can to help by channeling public support to selected key reserves and rhino protection projects. You will have heard that there is no ‘silver bullet’ to end rhino poaching and that it’s an incredibly complex battle. Never have truer words been spoken.
How did the dehorning of rhinos reduce poaching?
Dehorning rhinos – Successes. Namibia was the first country to try dehorning. Between 1989 and the early 1990s, dehorning in addition to improved security and funding of anti-poaching efforts resulted in a significant reduction in rhino losses. In this case study not a single dehorned rhino was subsequently poached.