Hippopotamus threatened with extinction
With the extinction of the hippos, the local economy is also in danger, as the population depends largely on fish from Lake Edward. It is the nutrition in the excrements of hippos which cause the lake to be full of fish. A decrease in hippos will thus cause the number of fish to drop as well.
Poachers are the most important cause of the decrease in hippos, especially soldiers and militias. They roam the protected park without food or pay. WNF calls the situation a recipe for disaster. Hippos are killed for their tusks that will raise a lot of money in the illegal ivory trade.