Poaching is a key threat to many species of wildlife all over the world, from large well-known animals such as elephants, rhinos and tigers, to mysterious and little-known species like pangolins.
Poaching is a key threat to many species of wildlife all over the world, from large well-known animals such as elephants, rhinos and tigers, to mysterious and little-known species like pangolins – who are poached for their scales and meat.
Due to the high demand and often high value of wildlife products from animals like these, people have turned to poaching to make money.
Poaching is having a devastating impact on the natural world; at current rates, some elephant populations could be extinct in the wild by 2025.
Poaching has also contributed to the decline of species like wild tigers and Javan rhinos. With less than 65 Javan rhino left in the world, the loss of even one individual from poaching has an enormous impact on the species. Unless we are able to change these statistics, future generations face missing the chance to see some of the world’s most iconic species in the wild.
Helping to protect animals against poaching involves working with the people on the front line of protecting and conserving species threatened by illegal wildlife trade. Find out how United for Wildlife is helping to support these efforts on our Projects page.