This is definitely up for debate in many scholarly journals.
This article says that in comparison to the 1970’s and 1980’s poaching is decreasing:http://www.pachydermjournal.org/index.php/pachy/article/download/104/77.
This article says that poaching is on the rise: http://pt.wkhealth.com/pt/re/cbio/abstract.00009102-200808000-00032.htm;jsessionid=K91N2TP6XDbf0QwKhh5vD8QCW4pnQKGGXTpkH1MpclNxpz2GvSvL!-1416617590!181195629!8091!-1.
And then the Kenya Wildlife Service Annual Report of 2008 cites that poaching in 2008 was much greater than in 2007: http://www.kws.go.ke/KWS%20Annual%20Report%202008.pdf.
Therefore, it seems to be up for debate- I think that numbers matter over percentages, for if there are smaller numbers over years, the percentages could increase even when the quantity doesn’t. Read for yourself and see what the research says!
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