Learn how to play your part in saving our many endangered
wildlife in South Africa. The cause of species becoming endangered
comes from many sources. The main causes however are disorganized
governments, poaching and the destruction of natural and essential
Day by day our animals are becoming endangered. Soon they
will become extinct which means that they will be gone forever,
never to be seen again. So join a group or help our community
to help our wildlife that we can still help, help before they
become extinct like the Quagga and Dodo.
What is Poaching?
As an intransitive and transitive verb poaching means catch
game illegally; to catch wild animals or fish illegally on
public land or while trespassing on private land.
Why is it Done?
Poaching is done by hunters all over the world, and although
it is illegal, it seems to be happening in everyday life.
Most hunt for the sake of getting their prized horn (Rhinos
and elephants) or anther part of the animal that may be useful
or valuable like the skin.
Other people poach because it is the only way to
accumulate food. Poor people like people that live on the street, make
their own weapons and go off to kill the animals for their
meat. They survive on this meat until it is finished or until
it goes bad or rotten.
Some Frequently Asked Questions (Q - Question A - Answer)
1) Q: What is poaching?
A: Poaching is the illegal hunting and killing of animals.
2) Q: Why do people poach?
A: The animal that they kill is usually a valuable and expensive asset.
3) Q: What does endangered mean?
A: It means a certain type of species is about to be extinct.
4) Q: Can poaching endanger animals?
A: Yes, the more they are poached, the more endangered they become.
5) Q: Why is poaching very bad?
A: This is because it can endanger the animals and eventually make them extinct.
6) Q: If someone is caught poaching, what will happen to them?
A: They will be arrested and charged because poaching is considered to be a criminal offence.