Stop Poaching

Stop Poaching

Wildlife crime is now the most urgent threat to many of the world’s species. Incredible giants like elephants and rhinos could be gone from the world before your children would have the chance to coexist with these beautiful and intelligent animals that have roamed Earth for more than 50 million years.

Illegal wildlife trade has sadly exploded to meet a yet increasing demand for elephant ivory, rhino horns and tiger products. The trade is controlled by dangerous crime syndicates who carelessly traffic wildlife much like drugs or weapons.

Prices for the animal parts are rocket-high and is driving the giants to the edge of extinction. Violent slaughterings happen every day so humans can have ornament souvenirs or effectless medications originated from highly endangered species that are being chased, abducted and murdered in their own natural habitats.

Below you can find an interactive infographic, meaning that most images or text pieces are clickable and will lead you to the sources of all material used to make the infographic and present more depth-going articles or videos. You can also find useful links explaining how you can help the animals through fundraising, donation and adoption.

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”Build-in” sources, in order:
WWF – “Stop Wildlife Crime”
Cites
CNN – Mckenzie D. & Formanek, I. ”Our Living Dinosaurs” – 2016
Onegreenplanet – Kearney, Lauren. “How Human Greed and Corruption is Driving the Extincition of Animals” – 2015
TheGuardian – Sherwood, Harriet. “Save Africa’s Elephants” – 2015
Independent – Farand, Chloe. “Ivory stained with tea to make it look older and bypass the law sold in UK, WWF says” – 2017
WWF – “African Elephant: Strong, Smart, But Vulnerable”
Weforum – Sebunya, Kaddu. “The future of Africa’s wildlife is in African hands” 2016
BBC – Author N/A. “When is it hunting and when is it poaching?”
Theguardian – Carrington, Damian. “World on track to lose two-thirds of wild animals by 2020, major report warns” – 2016
Mongabay – Ortolani, Giovanni. “Reducing Asia’s hunger for rhino horn” – 2017
Youtube – Branson, Richard & AWF – “Nail Biters” 2016 (Video)
Theguardian – Carrington, Damian. – “High price on rhino horn leaves bloody trail across the globe”
Youtube – Stories. “3D printing horns can stop poaching in Africa” 2015 (video)
Washingtontimes – Harper, Jennifer. “$ 60k a pound” – 2015
NYtimes – Gettleman, Jeffrey. “Elephants Gets a Reprieve as Price of Ivory Falls” – 2017
Iflscience – Davis, Josh. “Conservation Tags To Track Animals Are Being Highjacked By Poachers” – 2017
IFAW – “Reducing markets for wildlife products in China”
Youtube – Seeker. “Why rhino horns worth more than gold” 2016 (Video)
Independent – Saul, Heather. “Elephants and rhinos ‘could be extinct within two decades’ – 2014
AWF – “Africa is home to the world’s most iconic wildlife”

Elephant/rhino map
Treehugger – DeFranza, David – ”Liberia has Lost 95 Percent of its Elephants to Poachers” – 2011
WWF – ”African Elephants”
NewEra – “Namibia’s elephant population over 20.000” – 2016
National Geographic – Steyn, Paul “African Elephant Numbers” – 2016
Cites – “African and Asian Rhinocerosus – Status, Conservation and Trade” 2016
Wildlife Act – “African Elephant”
Elephant-atlas – “Elephant Data Report”
Researchgate – Dejene, Sintayehu – ”Elephant” – 2016
Daylimail – ”Defending Nigeria’s last elephants against poachers” – 2016
Quartz Africa – Patinkin, Jason ”Elephant poaching for ivory…” 2016
Somerville, Keith “Ivory: Power and Poaching in Africa” Hurst & Co. – 2016
Daylimail – Fernandez, Collins “Black Rhinos are left on the brink of extinction“ 2017

What Can You Do – Sources
Onegreenplanet – Good, Kate. “10 Shocking Facts About How the Illegal Wildlife Trade Drives Species Extinction” – 2014
Theguardian – “What can I do to help Elephants?” 2017
WWF – “Back a Ranger”
Theguardian – Carrington, Damian. “Millions of animal ‘trophies’ exported across borders, figures show” 2016
Onegreenplanet – Good, Kate. “10 Simple Ways You Can Help Stop Poaching Today” – 2014
AWF “Test Your Poaching IQ”
IAPF – Mander, Damian. “Fundraising Made Simple”
WWF – “Your Donation Matters”
Defenders – “Adopt Wildlife”
Outsideonline – Andrews, Candice.“Your Travel Photos Are Helping Rhino Poachers” – 2014
AWF – “10 Tips for Practicing Sustainable Tourism on Safari” 2016

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