New Delhi [India], July 29 ( ANI ): On Global Tiger Day, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is urging tiger-range governments to strengthen anti-poaching efforts and crack down on a severe wildlife snaring
crisis that is threatening wildlife across Asia, especially the world's remaining wild tigers, which number only around 3,900.
"How do you ensure that the code works when it is self-policed by those that set the snares?" LACS believes that, as snaring
can be indiscriminate, trapping and shooting are both preferable.
Meanwhile, by shooting only one dispensable male animal for the village, snaring
is curtailed, reducing the number of lost animals that are doomed to death by infection or tooth and claw.
"A complete ban on snaring
is the only way to stop the suffering caused by these barbaric devices."
Historically, the problem of snares not being selective has been a concern for wildlife managers and trappers (Phillips 1996), resulting in areas closed to snaring
throughout North America (Shivik and Gruver 2002) due to concerns that indiscriminate capture could negatively impact other wildlife populations.
The code of snaring
good practice says that all snares should be inspected preferably twice a day, but that just does not happen and a failure to follow the guidelines is not a crime.
Despite a campaign for the devices to be outlawed, environment minister Mike Russell said snaring
was still sometimes necessary.
From December 2004 to August 2005 we evaluated the efficacy of barbed wire for snaring
hair samples suitable for genetic analyses from white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) on trails and at baited sites.
PC Shaun Richards, of Dyfed-Powys Police, said the force had never received any reports of snaring
at the estate.
Because of snaring
, elands are now extinct in the Tagwa Hill area.
THE RSPCA is again highlighting the practice of snaring
, following two recent incidents in which badgers were illegally caught in the wire noose traps.
rabbits is probably the easiest way to catch them.