Wildlife Trafficking – National Strategy unveiled
It was a big day for the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) whose mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. They recently published on their website that “A day before world leaders gather in London to tackle the issue of wildlife crime, the White House unveiled its first-ever National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking.”
Here is what the WWF had to say about this important step forward in the fight against wildlife trafficking:
“WWF applauds the ambitious set of actions that emphasizes a whole-of-government approach that makes illegal wildlife trafficking a national priority for more than a dozen US federal agencies. This will bring to bear more resources, expertise and innovative tactics to tackle a black market estimated to be worth $10 billion annually.
WWF also commends the administration for taking bold steps under its existing authorities to curtail trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn in light of the ongoing poaching crisis.
We stand ready to support the Presidential Task Force and US agencies on a robust action plan to implement this strategy, which is a result of President Obama’s groundbreaking Executive Order in July 2013.”
Most notably, is the WWF suggestions for what you can do to help:
• Support legislation to crack down on wildlife trafficking and enact a moratorium on ivory trade in the United States.
• Help frontline heroes fighting to save our wild species and spaces. 100% of your donation will go to support rangers.
We will continue to share useful information as it becomes available.
Susan, Taurus and Gemini