In the wildlife of our planet there are many animals that are in danger because of hunting. One of these poor and almost extinct animals are the elephants, which are known to be the largest land animals on earth, more referred as the African elephant species. African elephants are inhabited in thirty-seven different African countries. About a hundred years ago the elephant population reached over a few millions but nowadays that number has been decreased to four hundred thousand. This amazing creatures are hunted down and killed because of their tusks to make expensive jewelry and medicine. Even though many countries have banned the hunting of these mammals, there are still poachers who illegally shoot them down. Many famous companies and organizations from around the world have tried to do something about this problem but failed miserably. The human race is witnessing the extinction of elephants so there needs to be a solution found to this problem.
There are a few problems connected with elephants and why humans hunt and kill them. One of the major problems is that the elephants are one of the most dangerous animals on the planet, which means human and elephant interaction can bring to deaths of both humans and elephants, which can cause people to be scared of them and kill them for their own safety. Another problem is that these precious creatures are hunted down and killed just to cut off their tusks and make Ivory Jewelry. In 2017 Zimbabwe legalized the auction of elephant skin. In June 2019, Namibian government was selling elephants and the price of the species had been dropped about a $1.1 million and the list goes on. But now in many African countries the hunting of elephants has been banned. Even though it has been illegalized this mayhem still continues because there are poachers who are illegally hunting and killing them.
These problems are major, but there are ways to counter them. One of these solutions is that in Africa people need to build colonies specialized for elephants to protect them from other animals and poachers. These colonies must be friendly to elephants and create a calming environment for them. The workers of these colonies must be experts specialized in dealing with elephants. These colonies must have tight security so no one would try to kill the elephants and visitations for outsiders and tourists should be expensive, so that money is raised to provide quality of life to elephants. Another solution is to completely ban the hunting of these animals and try to create a fundraiser, which will dedicate all the money to take care of elephants. This way the elephants will live their peaceful life without being harmed by illegal hunting. The final solution is to bring in new regulations and laws in those countries, which brings to a certain state of ban of hunting. A state where hunting is still allowed but poachers have to pay to the certain country’s government for hunting elephants. In case of protecting elephants from being killed there should be some laws in those countries to pay double or triple of that money, if elephants are being killed illegally or are used for illegal auctioning and all of this money will be dedicated to these elephants to save them from extinction.
After going through these facts, it is safe to say that these species are already in deep danger and it will take time to bring the solution into reality. I came to a conclusion, that from those three solutions one is the best. In my opinion it should be the law enforcement and regulation to stop hunting and killing elephants illegally.Those countries I believe need those money from poachers who pay for legal hunting would make a regulation and force them to come in legally spaced. African countries will get money to spend on taking care of elephants and increasing their population, the creatures will feel themselves free and far away from danger and if someone tried to hunt and kill an elephant illegally will be fined and all the money will be dedicated to the care of elephants. These actions will take time but they will surely give a positive result in the end and the African elephant species will be saved from extinction. We just need dedication, good workers and a little bit of luck to boost the work.