Viable material of endangered species can be preserved by gene bank.
Dehorning rhinos - Successes Namibia was the first country to try dehorning. Between and the early s, 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. Dehorning rhinos - Failures In Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe during the early s, the majority of dehorned rhinos were killed just months after being dehorned.
Poachers seem to continue poaching hornless rhinos. This is attributed to the stub of horn that is left after removal. The brutal facts are that poachers will still kill for a horn stub due to its high value. Some experts also think that poachers may also kill dehorned rhinos out of vengeance or to avoid tracking them again.
Second of the suggested solutions to rhino poaching: Legalizing the trade in rhino horn This is certainly one area where opinions are divided and exchanges get heated. Let's have a look at some of the main arguments on both sides.
One of the main challenges here are that nobody can predict how legalizing trade will affect the behavior of the end users in Asia. Will more Vietnamese or Chinese buy rhino horn products once the stigma of buying illegal products is removed?
How will the increasing affluence in Asian countries affect the demand for rhino horn? Many conservation groups have expressed concern over the concept of legalizing the rhino horn trade.
One key issue regarding this solution to rhino poaching will be to understand how the trade in rhino horn will be regulated.
History shows that occasional sales of elephant ivory have not reduced poaching for ivory. This is because markets where the trade would be active like in Vietnam simply do not have the necessary enforcement regimes in place.
This debate is growing in intensity and also becoming more polarized between the pro- and against factions. Third of the suggested solutions to rhino poaching: The Chinese beliefs were reflected in an interview conducted with a retired Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner.
According to this practitioner, rhino horn is used as an emergency medicine used especially for very young children. Chinese medicine quote " A tiny bit of powder is mixed with other herbs and gypsum to save a life and lower temperature".
He also stated that many things could be used instead of rhino horn including a range of herbs and roots. Younger Chinese people use western medicine, but older Chinese people simply don't trust what western people claims, and would rather stick to their traditional beliefs.
Other solutions being debated currently: Establishing a database of all rhino horn DNA samples. Erecting an electric fence between Kruger National Park and Mozambique. Establish environmental courts to improve the rate of successful prosecution of couriers, and buyers.
Prediction - it is going to get worse You are increasingly likely to see less of this and more of this Image credit: Hein Waschefort Taiwanese millionaires are well known for their consumption of rare and exotic wildlife and believe that animals exist primarily for exploitation.
These buyers are now buying it as part of an investment strategy. There is no single solution. Dehorning rhinos on it own will not work, just like increased anti-poaching patrols on it own will not work.
Some of the suggested solutions to rhino poaching like legalizing the trade in rhino horn presents more questions than answers at this point. It is clear that only a combination of approaches would need to be considered.
What do you think? If you have an opinion on this matter please leave us a comment below.Ruthless poaching continues in Assam as one more adult male Rhino was found dead with his horn removed at the Kaziranga National Park.
The DFO said that the tourists who were on elephant safari spotted the carcass of the Rhino on Saturday morning. This is the sixth case of rhino poaching .
Riding the Rhino: Conservation, Conflicts, and Militarisation of Kaziranga National Park in Assam. Authors. Sanjay Barbora. Corresponding author. media and public opinion in Assam (India) have focused on increasing instances of poaching of rhinoceros for their horns and presence of Bengali-speaking Muslim peasants, especially in and around. This was the 21st rhino killed by poachers in protected areas of Assam since January this year. Most of the poaching took place in Kaziranga, a Unesco World Heritage Site. A total of 42 rhinos were poached in Assam last year - 27 in Kaziranga alone. Fighting Rhino Poaching in India. A DNA profiling tool developed in South Africa could help catch rhino poachers in India. A rhino cub in Assam State’s Kaziranga National Park, which hosts.
The first incident of rhino poaching took place at Kaziranga National Park’s Bagori Range’s Daflang camp on January However, the poachers could not take away the horn.
Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma had said that Assam has seen 74 rhinos killed by poachers since Guwahati, Jan. 31 -- Assam police have arrested a most-wanted rhino poacher and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Assam Biswanath district.
Pradipto Barua, divisional forest officer at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam, says sniffer dogs have helped authorities track down suspects in roughly 60 percent of recent rhino poaching. Home / India / Can This Step of Assam Government Change the Fate of Rhino Poaching in India Can This Step of Assam Government Change the Fate of Rhino Poaching in India Hiral Patel.
Various Projects to Protect Endangered Species in India – Essay In The main threat to the tiger is due to poaching. Project Tiger is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme. The National tiger assessment estimated the total Population of tigers in India as The centrally sponsored scheme conservation of Rhinos in Assam was.