I've just had a random brainwave on how the act of hunting animals for various parts (ivory, rhino horn, tiger testicles etc.) could be prevented, and possibly stopped forever...
The business of killing certain animals for these materials arises due to the initial demand. Their rarity and/or inaccessibility gives these items incredibly high values, for example the 2011 value for a tiger's penis was around $6000 [factsanddetails.com/china.php?… in any way a reliable source, but meh ). Certainly a valuable enough business incentive for hunters to brave long hours finding and killing these animals, and the dangers of law enforcement.
Taking inspiration from how filesharing diminishes the profits of software and media distributors; as products become more common and easily accessible, their value or "potential value" and profit gained approaches zero. The income of digital distributors is harmed by their products having such a large potential to multiply and the relative ease of redistribution.
So, to destroy or harm an industry; the most effective way is to decrease the value of its products; the animal bits themselves. If suddenly the black market was flooded with realistic fake ivory, rhino horns, tiger bollocks, and other valuable prizes; readily available but selling at the same market value, with a sufficient appearance of legitimacy to attract buyers.
Sure the knowledge of the existence of forgeries would spread, BUT mistrust in sellers would have the same effect as mistrust in the products of corporations.
Making a product easily available diminishes its value and with the consumer mistrust in supply, demand might fall considerably, rendering the product worthless. Suddenly not enough money is made to fund expeditions to kill elephants etc. en masse, and thus poaching is now an unprofitable business venture.
~Discuss!... and quite possibly point out the fundamental flaws in this solution.