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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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Wednesday's proceedings were particularly under the Arms Act on the aspect of illegal arms while the poaching case under the Wildlife Protection Act is going on separately in the same court.
Manvelyan admits that the specially protected areas may also face poaching risks.
A survey conducted in November 2012 in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou by the Chinese research company, HorizonKey, found that more than half of the nearly 1,000 participants (over 50%) do not think elephant poaching is common while 34%, or one in three respondents, believe ivory is obtained from natural elephant mortality.
Twelve elephants have been slaughtered in the single worst recorded ivory poaching ever in Kenya.
In spite of the activities of intelligence units of the Department of Wildlife, the Directorate of Intelligence and Security and BDF units, rhino poaching is common and authorities seem to be powerless in bringing to book organised commercial poaching syndicates.
Poaching is driven by demand for rhino horn in Asia, where it is used for traditional medicine, and conservationists want to see international moves to crack down on the supply and demand ends of the chain in order to save the rhino.
The new figures show the one-horned rhino population is recovering after a dramatic plunge in numbers during the 1996-2006 civil war, when soldiers deployed to prevent poaching left to fight a guerrilla insurgency.
People in the towns think poaching is that old fashioned notion of 'just one for the pot' and it's little old men but it's not.
Last month, park officials arrested a soldier and three former army troops for poaching two rhinos.
Poaching of elephants in Africa has surged in recent years, driven by ivory prices that have more than quadrupled since 2004.
Only by tackling poverty will poaching be reduced, says Marker.
While researching a plot element about abalone poaching, he contacted the DFG and learned about the Special Operations Unit, which targets commercial poachers.