poaching

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poaching

1. illegal, secret trapping or killing of game.
2. excessive traffic by animals, especially ungulates, on wet pasture fields causing rupture of pasture mat and loss of grass and clover carrying capacity.
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By selling just one tiger, poachers could make enough money to support themselves for a full year That's why tiger poaching persists.
The unit was launched only last week but Mr Kerr, once a Hartlepool-based PC, is already in India setting up a task force to tackle tiger poaching and trafficking.
It also warns there must be a clampdown on tiger poaching and more enforcement on trade routes and in markets in Asia.
The secretariat based in Geneva is scheduled to hold a meeting with Indian experts and government officials in New Delhi in mid-May to discuss measures against tiger poaching, and call on them to strengthen such measures.