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Offline Annushka

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World Environment Day 2016.
« on: June 04, 2016, 10:27:08 PM »
"On this World Environment Day, I urge people and governments everywhere to overcome indifference, combat greed and act to preserve our natural heritage for the benefit of this and future generations." — Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.

World Environment Day aims to inspire more people than ever before to take action to prevent the growing strain on planet Earth’s natural systems from reaching the breaking point. The 2016 theme highlights the fight against the illegal trade in wildlife, which erodes precious biodiversity and threatens the survival of elephants, rhinos and tigers, as well as many other species. It also undermines our economies, communities and security. This year’s slogan "Go Wild for Life" encourages you to spread the word about wildlife crime and the damage it does, and to challenge all those around you to do what they can to prevent it.

2016 Theme: Zero tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife
The booming illegal trade in wildlife products is eroding Earth’s precious biodiversity, robbing us of our natural heritage and driving whole species to the brink of extinction. The killing and smuggling is also undermining economies and ecoystems, fuelling organized crime, and feeding corruption and insecurity across the globe.

Wildlife crime endangers iconic elephants, rhinos, tigers, gorillas and sea turtles. In 2011, a subspecies of Javan rhino went extinct in Vietnam, while the last western black rhinos vanished from Cameroon the same year. Great apes have disappeared from Gambia, Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo, and other countries could quickly follow. Lesser-known victims include helmeted hornbills and pangolins, as well as wild orchids and timbers like Rosewood – flowers and timber are also considered wildlife! Learn more about this year's World Environment Day theme.

http://www.un.org/en/events/environmentday/index.shtml

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjrUWepxe5k" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjrUWepxe5k</a>

My congratulations to the World Environment Day!

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Re: World Environment Day 2016.
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2016, 02:47:09 AM »
Great subject, Annushka

When you see the crap found in the stomachs of Whales..