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World Environment Day: UN urges help to end illegal wildlife trade

Saturday, June 4th 2016 - 11:22 UTC
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Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on World Environment Day, to be observed on 5 June:This year’s observance of World Environment Day shines a much-needed spotlight on the illegal trade in wildlife. Read full article


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  • Briton

    The United Nations and its many partners have resolved to tackle this illicit trade

    to little to late,

    the biggest danger to all animals and wildlife is humans,

    perhaps a culling of a few will help,
    Especially the evil ones,
    just an opinion.

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 11:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Greed and short-term gains, as in other fields, drive an all-out offensive on the planet's natural resources such as precious wildlife as well as forests, rivers and lakes.
    Time to understand that we are nothing without Nature--we are part of it, not its owners to do as we please.

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 02:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    The real problem lies with the idiots who think the skins of animals make them look attractive to the opposite sex, or the horn of a rhino will help their soft little dicks regain the strength it had when they were young.

    BUT, and there's always a but, they are not 'visible' in the act of killing, only the poachers are.

    The poachers are RELATIVELY easy to deal with, you shoot them when they are caught in the field with the equipment they use for the killing (mainly poison). You then trace the line to the handlers and exporters and you HANG them if they have ANY evidence of the animals in their possession.

    I know that the poachers are probably doing the deed to get money for their family but there are plenty of schemes that have been running for years where the villages involved have turned the local wildlife into a show piece for the foreign visitors to enjoy and pay for of course.

    Difficult choices but not impossible to achieve, any of it.

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 11:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    Chinese market.

    Jun 07th, 2016 - 02:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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