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Celebrate World Environment Day this year by lending your name to fight wildlife crime.

Posted on May 31, 2016 at 2:45 AM



The illegal trade in wildlife is pushing many species of animals and plants toward local or global extinction, robbing us of our natural heritage. The killing and smuggling of these species is also undermining economies, fuelling organised crime, and feeding corruption and insecurity across the globe.

 

 

Give your name, change the game.

 

The illegal trade in wildlife is pushing many species of animals and plants toward local or global extinction, robbing us of our natural heritage. The killing and smuggling of these species is also undermining economies, fuelling organised crime, and feeding corruption and insecurity across the globe.

 

World Environment Day this year aims to raise awareness of the far-reaching nature of wildlife crime. With the slogan Go Wild for Life, we're encouraging people to change their habits to reduce demand for illegal wildlife products, and to press friends, colleagues and officials to do what they can to stop the illegal trade.

 

This call is based on the hope that individual actions and statements can collectively bring about a sea-change in attitudes and policies toward the trade in illegal wildlife products.

 

What can you do?

 

  • Give your name: join the Wild for Life campaign by lending your name and making a pledge take action action against wildlife crime.
  • Name a Giant Sable: in July this year, five Giant sables will be tagged to help rangers track this endangered species. You have a 'wild' opportunity to suggest names for them. Suggest a name now!
  • Register your activity: why celebrate alone? Join the World Environment Day community by registering your activity online.
  • Download tools: tell your friends on social media. We've created tools to help you do so. Download and share now!

 

Find out what else is happening for WED at the international, national, regional and local levels from our website. Use the hashtags #worldenvironmentday #WED2016 and #WildForLife learn more and for share your experiences with others.

 

 


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