If the goal is to save endangered species from extinction (including humans), one does not do that by killing them, or coddling depraved soulless killers or profit-exploitation, regardless the supposed rationale. Whether actual killing by gun, long-line or net, by industrial/agricultural poisoning, or habitat destruction critical to the survival of every species - including humans - the radical change from an “every person for themselves” mentality and purpose, including especially corrupt governance, to a society marked by protections, health, and sustainability of all aspects of life on earth; that must be the goal…environmental socialism or whatever one calls it -capitalism lauds and rewards greed, we must begin to laud sustainable society.
There should be strict policy that if people/poachers are caught in areas designated as sanctuaries, they are shot with no appeal - simple; if you are there without leave you die. Often its poor people trying to feed their families that draconian policy would impact, but extinction-events begin with the poacher. The other critical part is the end buyer/consumer, whether for magical medicinal myths or trophies for the depraved, or unsustainable commercial “factory” exploitation, or for food “delicacies”, whatever, they too must pay the highest price - individually, collectively and nationally, regardless of “cultural” beliefs. Universal strict compliance and draconian sanctions must be applied. Easier written than accomplished.
The West and the “free market” right-wing fantasy blather where anyone can do anything to make a buck should be the thing that becomes extinct. Life on earth must change from a predatory “free market” or myth-based model to a universal conservation-based sustainable, educated, and informed society where all life is protected and “profit” is measured not by wealth, but by security and happiness of all people, not only the ultra-wealthy.
Unfortunately we have become an ignorant species, taught not to respect and protect, but to serve and tolerate exploitation to extinction, predatory financial usury, endless war, and pollution/poisoning of Mother earth as the accepted norm, with “religious” prejudices, dogma, and mythology as destructive as any ignorance. George Santayana said “Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it”. Our education has forgotten history in favor of teaching people to be wage and interest/debt slaves - modern serfs to the 1%, and to worship fantasy as a savior.
Think I’m too opinionated and extreme?