Rampant poaching has dwindled the abalone population in South Africa’s coastal waters where the mollusks have also been over harvested, forcing buyers to look elsewhere.
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is disturbed by reports that the poaching continues unabated in Cameroon and where life of a soldier was lost.
In a career spanning almost two decades, 50-year-old veterinary nurse Karen Trendler has raised 200 baby rhino orphans at a wildlife sanctuary in Pretoria, earning the nickname “Mama Rhino.”
In 2011, a record of 450 rhinos were killed by poachers in South Africa, the Department of Environment Affairs says.
Almost a third of the population or some 200 elephants in the national park in northern Cameroon were killed by poachers and the massacre is still going on, according to a wildlife protection group.
Poaching is not the only threat to the Swedish wolf. These large carnivores went extinct in Sweden in the 1970s, and the population has since re-established itself after a handful of migratory Finnish wolves took over the empty territories.
In a study released recently, the world’s smallest group of whale population known as Eubalaena japonica has its population dwindled to almost extinction. The Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska once teemed with tens of thousands of North Pacific right whales.
An accord with twenty seven countries in a collaborative effort against poaching of endangered marine turtles which has to be stop due to its dwindling population, sea resources destruction and illegal fishing operations.