So its not just Rhino Horn & Elephant Tusks

It seems that Madagascan Ploughshare Tortoises are also at dire risk.

It’s good that they catch some poachers, but what can be done?

Educate the buyers/users?  Hard but worth attempting.

Protect the species?  Of course, but hard too and very expensive, but crucial.

Cut out the middle man? Not easy either but penalties and punishments should be sufficiently severe to at least minimise risks to those would-be poachers that are after a quick buck!  More professional poachers – well, that’s a real challenge!

About starrywazzoh

I'm a birder in Western Europe (UK, France & Spain) and Central Asia, with occasional visits elsewhere. Birding is my principal hobby and I dedicate as much time around work and other commitments.
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