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 crime erodes precious biological diversity and menaces the survival of a series of species.
In his statement for World Environment Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon suggests beings and governments to” overcome indifference, action desire and act to preserve our natural heritage for the benefit of this and benefit of future generations .” He noted that:” This year’s ensuring compliance with World Environment Day glows a much-needed spotlight on the illegal trade in wildlife. There is grave cause for dismay .”
In his statement for the Day, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov points to the devastating effects of wildlife violation:” Many of our planet’s finest swine and plant species are being propagandized to the edge of extinguishing due to the barbarous acts of an organized criminal. But wildlife misdemeanour was not just about the fade-out forever of iconic species. This violation handicaps economic and social development and negatively blows certificate. Wildlife crime deprives parties of a sustainable support. These violations are also closely connected to hoax, fund laundering, human trafficking, corrupt practices and brutal cruelty, amongst other violations “.
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 also searches to raise awareness about the devastating impact of wildlife crime.
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