Unformatted text preview: have specialized trunk, than gold. it may trigger them to be vulnerable to extinction. What are the general needs of Elephant ? What is currently being done to protect Elephant ?
Ecotourism One effective way to convince African governments to take strong hold to protect elephants is rising the importance of the tourism to their economies. The national parks bring in decent amount of income, and tourism is the source of income that can continue into the future. Trade Prohibition. Since 1990 more people became to be concerned with the ban on the ivory trade as elephants have listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, which means all trade in elephant parts is prohibited. Some governments have cracked down hard on poachers. In some countries, park rangers are told to shoot poachers on sight. Not all governments support the ivory ban. The debate over the effectiveness, fairness, and wisdom of the ivory ban continues to mount. Captive Breeding Captive breeding of African elephants provides elephants for zoos, so zoos do no...
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- Spring '09
- Ecology, elephants trunk