This year, World Environment Day, calls for each and every one of us to’ Go Wild For Life ‘. Driven by UNEP, UNDP, UNODC and CITES, the newly launched expedition aims to tackle the illegal trade in wildlife, and showcases how this misdemeanour weakens cherished biological diversity and threatens the survival of a range of species.
In his statement for World Environment Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon implores parties and governments to” overcome indifference, duel greed and act to preserve our natural legacy for the benefit of this and benefit of future generations .” He noted that:” This year’s observance of World Environment Day glitters a much needed spotlight on the illegal trade in wildlife. There is grave cause for startle .”
In his statement for the Day, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov points to the devastating effects of wildlife misdemeanour:” Many of our planet’s finest swine and plant species are being pushed to the edge of extinguishing due to the barbarous acts of organized crime. But wildlife violation was not just about the disappearing perpetually of iconic genus. This offense prevents economic and social development and negatively significances certificate. Wildlife crime robs parties of a sustainable subsistence. These violations are also closely connected to fraud, fund laundering, the trafficking of human beings, corruption and harsh cruelty, among other atrocities “.
On 3 March 2016- World Wildlife Day- UNODC launched a multi-organization expedition entitled’ Serious About Wildlife Crime ‘. Centred around a strong Public Service Announcement, awareness-raising campaigns too gapes to raise awareness about the devastating impact of wildlife crime.
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