What does poaching mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poaching(noun)

    cooking in simmering liquid


  1. poaching(Noun)

    Illegal procurement of protected wildlife such as fish, game, logging, or plant collecting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poaching

    of Poach


  1. Poaching

    Poaching is the unlawful or illegal taking of wild plants or animals, such as through hunting, harvesting, fishing, or trapping. The law concerned may be a law of property, of regulation, or of local or international conservation and wildlife management. Violations of hunting laws and regulations are normally punishable by law and, collectively, such violations are known as poaching. By contrast, stealing or killing domestic animals or crops is considered to be theft, not poaching. Plant poaching is also a public issue due to a decrease in plant wildlife. A prominent example, from the United States, is the removal of ginseng growing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is estimated that wild ginseng plants are worth more than $260–365 per pound on the black market.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of poaching in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of poaching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gaudence Milanzi:

    The report has not taken into account the success of current efforts to curb poaching, there is no industrial scale poaching in the Selous right now, that was something in the past.

  2. Sabri Zain:

    While a slight decrease in rhino poaching in South Africa was apparent in 2015, and perhaps the authorities are having some impact on the ground, these numbers are hardly cause for celebration or complacency, the figures remain unacceptably high and continent-wide the scale of the rhino poaching crisis is spreading.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The clients are loyal to their benefits and not to any brand or sales person, so it is futile on part of an organisation to think that it can replicate its competitors’ business growth by just recruiting or poaching their star performer unless and until it offers him the same working policy, strategy, culture and environment.

  4. Tom Milliken:

    For Africa as a whole, this is the worst year in decades for rhino poaching, the poaching epicentre has spread to neighboring Namibia and Zimbabwe, but is nowhere near being extinguished in South Africa : despite some commendable efforts being made, we’re still a very long way from seeing the light at the end of this very dark tunnel.

  5. Gaudence Milanzi:

    I am sure these projections that elephants could vanish at the Selous by 2022 are based on past events, not the current situation on the ground, we haven't completely curbed poaching -- we need to step up our efforts. But elephant populations are actually rising and stabilizing in some parts of the country, although poaching has not been completely eradicated.

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