an·​ti-poach·​ing ˌan-tē-ˈpō-chiŋ How to pronounce anti-poaching (audio)
variants or less commonly antipoaching
: opposing, prohibiting, or acting to prevent poaching
anti-poaching laws
an anti-poaching patrol

Examples of anti-poaching in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These programs included population surveys, infrastructure for nature reserves, training law enforcement, anti-poaching efforts, trail camera surveillance and educating locals, among other things. Aspen Pflughoeft, Miami Herald, 9 May 2024 An increase in monitoring and anti-poaching efforts have likely contributed to the survival of the population as well, Baird said. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 28 Mar. 2024 Camera traps in 310 locations spread over 3,475 square miles documented the increase, suggesting that habitat conservation and anti-poaching measures are working. Angela Wang, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Nov. 2023 At the grassroots level, this requires supporting anti-poaching patrols by rangers and village game scouts. Derek E. Lee, Discover Magazine, 6 Nov. 2023 Along with the farming activities, there were new school huts and clinics, anti-poaching patrols, and fire-suppression measures. Heidi Blake, The New Yorker, 16 Oct. 2023 In January, the U.S. treasury secretary announced the launch of a joint U.S.-South Africa anti-poaching taskforce to combat poaching, and increase sharing of financial intelligence units to support law enforcement agencies and disrupt illicit trade. Emma Ogao, ABC News, 23 Sep. 2023 His sentencing is part of a creative anti-poaching campaign in the Beaver State that was initiated by a recent bill in the Oregon legislature. Travis Hall, Field & Stream, 30 Aug. 2023 In July, the anti-poaching nonprofit Freeland Brazil reported that Suriname’s forest service had seized seven golden lion tamarins and 29 endangered Lear’s macaws believed to have been trafficked from Brazil for sale in Europe. Christina Larson, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-poaching was in 1862

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“Anti-poaching.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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