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As long as ivory has a commercial value, elephants will be in serious danger. Poachers are ruthless in their drive to get money for tusks. How are poachers killing elephants?




 Correct. The answer is: D 

It’s sad but true that poachers are well armed and determined to kill elephants for ivory. AWF is fighting back by recruiting, training and equipping scouts to shield elephants and other animals. We’re also deploying sniffer dogs to detect wildlife contraband in airports and working with police and legislators to enforce stiff punishments.

 Sorry, the correct answer is: D 

It’s sad but true that poachers are well armed and determined to kill elephants for ivory. AWF is fighting back by recruiting, training and equipping scouts to shield elephants and other animals. We’re also deploying sniffer dogs to detect wildlife contraband in airports and working with police and legislators to enforce stiff punishments.

Rhinos are being killed because their horn is worth more than gold on the black market. The black rhino is listed as critically endangered with a population estimated at:




That's right. The answer is: A 

The black rhino has reached a critical point in its conservation status. AWF constructed the Nguila Rhino Sanctuary in Eastern Kenya to provide a large, heavily protected area for 100+ black rhinos to live and breed. We must protect rhinos or they could wind up like the Northern White Rhino -- a subspecies with only three animals remaining!

Sorry, the correct answer is: A 

The black rhino has reached a critical point in its conservation status. The AWF supported Nguila Rhino Sanctuary in Eastern Kenya provides a large, heavily protected area for 100+ black rhinos to live and breed. If you guessed answer D) 3, you were probably thinking of the Northern White Rhino. There are only three animals left of this species. We can’t let that happen to the black rhino!

Lots of people have never heard of pangolins, but these “armored anteaters” are poached, too. How much of a threat is poaching to pangolins?




Correct, the answer is: D 

Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammal. In many Asian countries their meat is a delicacy, their scales believed to have healing properties, and their blood considered an aphrodisiac. AWF offers livelihood incentives to people living near pangolin habitat as an alternative to hunting. Meanwhile, our Asian consumer awareness campaigns dispel myths about pangolin scales.

Surprise. The correct answer is: D 

Not many people know that pangolins are the world’s most trafficked animal. In many Asian countries their meat is a delicacy, their scales believed to have healing properties, and their blood considered an aphrodisiac. AWF offers livelihood incentives to people living near pangolin habitat as an alternative to hunting. Meanwhile, our Asian consumer awareness campaigns dispel myths about pangolin scales.

The Grauer’s — or Eastern — gorilla was just listed as critically endangered. This majestic ape is facing threats from:




Correct, the answer is: D 

Gorillas are not usually the first animals mentioned when we talk about poaching. But they’re being killed, too. In fact, all of Africa’s apes are in danger, not just from poaching but also from loss of habitat and even the exotic pet trade. That’s why AWF combines frontline protection with advocacy and consumer education to stop the illegal wildlife trade.

Sorry, the correct answer is: D 

Gorillas are not usually the first animals mentioned when we talk about poaching. But they’re being killed, too. In fact, all of Africa’s apes are in danger, not just from poaching but also from loss of habitat and even the exotic pet trade. That’s why AWF combines frontline protection with advocacy and consumer education to stop the illegal wildlife trade.

Poachers don’t just kill adult animals. Every time a mother is killed, her dependent offspring is likely to die, too. Which of these species, under the age of one year, is most likely to survive the loss of its mother?





Correct, the answer is: E 

No wild elephant, rhino, pangolin, or gorilla under the age of one is likely to survive the loss of its mother. Young animals depend on their mothers for food, protection, nurturing, and instruction in survival. This is just one more reason why we must stop poaching now. We’re losing two generations at once!

Sorry, the correct answer is: E 

Sadly, no wild elephant, rhino, pangolin, or gorilla under the age of one is likely to survive the loss of its mother. Young animals depend on their mothers for food, protection, nurturing, and instruction in survival. This is just one more reason why we must stop poaching now. We’re losing two generations at once!

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