Illegal Wildlife Trade

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the largest amount of animals ever caught being smuggled at one time?

    • A.

      10,000

    • B.

      25,000

    • C.

      750

    • D.

      1,250

    Correct Answer
    A. 10,000
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 10,000 because it is the largest amount given among the options.

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  • 2. 

    How much is the illegal wildlife trade worth?

    • A.

      8 Million

    • B.

      5 Billion

    • C.

      19 Billion

    • D.

      30 Billion

    Correct Answer
    C. 19 Billion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 19 Billion. This value represents the estimated worth of the illegal wildlife trade. This trade involves the illegal buying and selling of various animal species and their parts, such as ivory, rhino horns, and exotic pets. The high value of 19 billion indicates the scale and profitability of this illicit activity, which poses a significant threat to biodiversity and conservation efforts worldwide.

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  • 3. 

    Which one of these options is not a real case of animals caught being smuggled

    • A.

      49 turtles, 15 chameleons, and a number of crabs and insects. Many pythons and poisonous tree frogs. Four crocodiles and six komodo dragons.

    • B.

      A plane crashing killing 20 of 21 passengers, including pilots, after a crocodile escaped someone's hand luggage whilst on its last descent, with the crocodile surviving the crash and being killed with a machete.

    • C.

      900 pythons, 2000 turtle eggs and elephant tusks caught on a boat crossing over a river into China.

    • D.

      Two leopard cubs, two panther cubs, and an Asiatic black bear cub, in someone's luggage sedated.

    Correct Answer
    C. 900 pythons, 2000 turtle eggs and elephant tusks caught on a boat crossing over a river into China.
    Explanation
    The given answer is the option that is not a real case of animals being caught being smuggled. The other options mention specific incidents where animals were found being smuggled, such as turtles, chameleons, crabs, insects, pythons, poisonous tree frogs, crocodiles, komodo dragons, leopard cubs, panther cubs, and an Asiatic black bear cub. However, the option of 900 pythons, 2000 turtle eggs, and elephant tusks caught on a boat crossing over a river into China does not provide any specific incident or details, making it the incorrect choice.

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  • 4. 

    Which animal is the most traded illegally?

    • A.

      Chinese pangolin

    • B.

      Black Rhino

    • C.

      Leatherback Turtle

    • D.

      Titi Monkeys

    Correct Answer
    A. Chinese pangolin
    Explanation
    The Chinese pangolin is the most traded illegally because its scales are highly valued in traditional Chinese medicine. These scales are believed to have medicinal properties, leading to a high demand in the black market. The illegal trade of Chinese pangolins has caused a significant decline in their population, making them critically endangered. Efforts are being made to combat this illegal trade and protect these vulnerable animals.

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  • 5. 

    In which year do scientists believe 50% of our currently species of animal will be extinct if we do not do something to stop the illegal trade?

    • A.

      2100

    • B.

      2135

    • C.

      2050

    • D.

      2035

    Correct Answer
    A. 2100
    Explanation
    Scientists believe that if we do not take action to stop the illegal trade, 50% of our currently existing animal species will be extinct by the year 2100. This implies that if no measures are taken to address the issue, a significant number of species will be lost within the next century.

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  • 6. 

    What is the largest country for illegal wildlife trade in Asia?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      India

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      Hong Kong

    Correct Answer
    A. China
    Explanation
    China is the largest country for illegal wildlife trade in Asia. This is because of its large population, high demand for wildlife products, and weak enforcement of wildlife protection laws. China's market for illegal wildlife trade includes products like ivory, rhino horns, and tiger bones, which are highly sought after for their perceived medicinal and status value. Despite efforts to combat this trade, China continues to be a major hub for illegal wildlife trafficking, posing a significant threat to various endangered species.

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