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阎妮【每日VOA精听】英国威廉王子谴责捕杀野生动物的行为-英语四级六级备考

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1.poaching n.非法狩猎,偷猎/?po? t???/
Many national parks set up to provide a refuge for wildlife are regularly invaded by people poaching game.很多旨在为野生动物提供庇护的国家公园经常受到偷猎者的入侵。
2.iconic adj.象征性的/a??k?n ?k/
The ads helped Nike to achieve iconic status.这些广告帮助耐克公司成就了偶像地位。
3.loot vt.抢劫,劫掠/lut/
Shops were looted and burned.
商店遭到抢劫和焚毁。
4.swap vt.交换,交易/sw?p/
He swapped his watch for a box of cigars.他用手表换了一盒雪茄。
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Illegal poaching for products like rhino horn and ivory has driven many iconic species close to extinction. In South Africa, conservationists say a record 1,020 rhinos have been killed in 2014 alone. The total population for the whole of Africa is estimated at just over 5,000.In his speech Monday, Prince William announced the formation of a task force to combat the trade.Specifically designed to work with the transport industry — from airlines to shipping lines — to examine its role in the illegal wildlife trade and identify means by which the sector can break the chain between suppliers and consumers.The prince also accused organized criminals of looting the planet to feed what he called mankind's ignorant craving for exotic pets, trinkets, cures and ornaments.Criminal gangs turn vast profits from the illegal killing or capture of wildlife; armed groups and terrorists swap poached ivory for guns; and middle-men oil the wheels of the trade in return for reward.That link between poaching and armed groups and terrorists is gaining increasing attention. In Kenya in recent weeks, Islamist al-Shabab militants based in Somalia have killed dozens of Kenyans in attacks on a bus and on non-Muslims working in a quarry.
At a recent conference on conservation and security, Kenya’s Secretary of State for the Environment Judi Wakhungu said the two issues can be viewed through the same policy lens.We share some very sensitive borders with countries such as Somalia, South Sudan and Ethiopia. Some of these problems have meant that we have faced increased levels of terrorism. And we do think that there is a connection to increased poaching.The fledgling concept of treating security threats and poaching as problems with similar policies has become known as Stabilcon — stabilization through conservation. Indigenous populations are central, explains the brainchild of Stabilcon, Ian Saunders, founder of the Kenyan Tsavo Trust.To work at a human level, to provide an area that is conducive to both wildlife and humans into perpetuity, is vital for the stabilization of Kenya and the future of Kenya, and the future of many other countries.Africa’s wildlife draws millions of tourists. But Saunders argues that wildlife must be protected for reasons beyond tourism — and that conservation can bring security.With poaching expanding at an alarming rate, the search for a solution is becoming ever more urgent.
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1. To work at a human level, to provide an area that is conducive to both wildlife and humans into perpetuity,
be conducive to... 对……有益
What we hope is that the development of relations between any countries should be conducive to maintaining world peace and promoting common development.我们所希望的就是任何国家之间发展关系,都应该有利于维护世界和平、促进共同发展。
2. ... and middle-men oil the wheels of the trade in return for reward.
in return for... 作为……的回报
I sent him a present in return for his help.
我送给他一份礼物以回报他的帮助。
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