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 offense gnaws treasured biodiversity and warns the survival of a series of species.
In his statement for World Environment Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommends beings and governments to” overcome indifference, fighting avarice and act to preserve our natural legacy for the benefit of this and future generations .” He have also pointed out that:” This year’s observance of World Environment Day shines 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 impact of wildlife misdemeanour:” Many of our planet’s finest animal and plant species are being pushed to the edge of extinguishing due to the barbarous acts of organized crime. But wildlife atrocity was not just about the disappearance forever of iconic categories. This atrocity thwarts economic and social development and negatively influences insurance. Wildlife crime expropriates parties of a sustainable livelihood. These felonies are also closely connected to forgery, fund laundering, the trafficking of human beings, corrupt practices and brutal cruelty, among other offenses “.
On 3 March 2016- World Wildlife Day- UNODC launched a multi-organization expedition entitled’ Serious About Wildlife Crime ‘. Centred around a potent Public Service Announcement, awareness-raising campaigns also appears to raise awareness about the devastating impact of wildlife crime.
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