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 safarus aims to tackle the illegal trade in wildlife, and showcases how this offense erodes cherished biodiversity and advises the survival of a series of species.
In his statement for World Environment Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommends parties and governments to” overcome indifference, engagement desire and act to preserve our natural legacy for the benefit of this and benefit of future generations .” He have also pointed out that :” This year’s monitoring compliance with World Environment Day radiates a much-needed spotlight on the illicit trade in wildlife. There is grave cause for amazement .”
In his statement for the Day, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov points to the devastating effects of wildlife trespas :” Many of our planet’s finest swine and plant species are being pushed to the edge of demise due to the barbarous acts of organized crime. But wildlife misconducts is not simply about the departure eternally of iconic categories. This atrocity impedes economic and social development and negatively implications certificate. Wildlife crime expropriates beings of a sustainable support. These trespass are also closely connected to fraud, fund laundering, human trafficking, corrupted practices and merciless sadism, among other horrors “.
On 3 March 2016- World Wildlife Day- UNODC spurred a multi-organization safarus entitled’ Serious About Wildlife Crime ‘. Centred around a powerful Public Service Announcement, information campaigns also seems to raise awareness about the devastating impact of wildlife crime.
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