The Ultimate Poaching Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The poaching of fish, wild animals and even plants is a problem for countries all around the world. Before you hunt, check into your state's laws to ensure your hunting is legal. Take this quiz to learn more about the practice of poaching.

What is poaching?

Poaching is the illegal removal of fish, wild animals and plants.


When were laws first enacted to stop poaching?

Poaching laws were first enacted during the Middle Ages.


If convicted of poaching, what is the maximum penalty?

Penalties today can include prison time, although poaching was a capital offense in the 1500s.


To what organization should poaching be reported to?

Report poaching to local law enforcement.


During the late Middle Ages, hunting was reserved for what class of society?

Hunting was reserved for landowners and nobility.


Who may enjoy the resources of non-private land today?

Unless there are government restrictions, non-private land is for the use of the public.


When were traps and spring guns that were used to maim or kill poachers made illegal?

Traps and spring guns were made illegal in the 1830s.


When were peasants allowed to snare small animals on their own land?

During 1883, peasants were permitted to snare small animals on their own land.


Today, who are many of the poachers?

Many of today's poachers are criminals using sophisticated equipment.


What is poached in North America?

The list of poached animals, fish and plants is long and even includes the ginseng plant.


What African animal is poached for its valuable tusks?

The African elephant has tusks worth upwards of $350 per pound.


What was the punishment for poaching deer in the 1500s?

The punishment for poaching deer was death.


Poaching laws are determined by the:

Poaching laws are determined by the individual states.


What state may impose jail time for poaching?

West Virginia sentences poachers to jail.


In Canada, what type of animal is likely to be poached?

Fish are the likely poaching target in Canada.


In Canada, who can be punished for poaching?

The poacher and the purchaser of the poached items are candidates for punishment.


What animal has valuable body parts?

Asian bears have valuable body parts.


How many nations signed a treaty to regulate trade of threatened plants and animals?

So far 154 nations have signed.


Trade is banned for how many species of plants and animals?

More than 800 species of plants and animals are protected from poaching.


When trade of a species is banned, what happens to its value?

The value of banned species increases, making it even more vulnerable to illegal trade.


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