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The Jane Goodall Institute heralds UN Report as a milestone towards a new global agreement to prevent and combat wildlife trafficking

The Jane Goodall Institute heralds UN Report as a milestone towards a new global agreement to prevent and combat wildlife trafficking

UNODC Report: A global consensus emerges for new agreement on wildlife trafficking

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released an updated report this month ahead of the reconvened 32nd session of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ). The report indicates that a clear majority of States are in favour of a new global agreement against wildlife trafficking.
An analysis conducted by the Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime (EWC) demonstrates that a majority of responding States recognise gaps in the current international legal framework. As to how to fill these gaps, 78% of responding States are either in favour of a potential additional Protocol to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) specifically on the subject of wildlife trafficking or are open to discussing it.

JGI Global illegal wildlife trade expert, Zara Bending, welcomed the UNODC report:

“The updated report confirms that momentum is building among States towards this direly needed reform to international law. The clear support from Africa and South America, in particular, should be taken as an invitation to the rest of the world to support those States who continue to act as custodians for some of the most spectacularly biodiverse places on Earth.”

“Together with our colleagues at EWC, we will continue to support efforts to curb crime, prevent pandemics, and bolster biodiversity”.

Click here to read the full EWC press release.

The Jane Goodall Institute Global became an International Champion of EWC in September 2020. In 2021, Dr Goodall was joined by EWC Chair John E Scanlon AO as part of her Hopecast series (listen here).

Image credit (top) Fernando Turmo

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