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CITES Secretary-General's message for World Ranger Day 2017 - CITES

CITES Secretary-General's message for World Ranger Day 2017 - CITES

Message from CITES Secretary-General, John E. Scanlon On World Ranger Day 2017, we join you to "stand with the park rangers of the world in their fight to protect wildlife"! 31 July 2017 World Ranger Day honours park rangers across the world who have been injured or lost their lives in the line of duty, and also celebrates the role rangers play in protecting our natural resources, including wild animals and plants. The challenges and risks that rangers face have increased significantly in recent years due to the surge in the poaching of and illicit trafficking in wildlife, particularly of some of the world’s most iconic animal species, such as elephants and rhinos and plants, such as rosewood. Illegal trade in wild animals and plants is occurring at a scale that threatens wildlife, people and their livelihoods and it is being driven by transnational organized crime groups,...

Full article: https://cites.org/eng/news/sg/CITES_Secretary-Generals_me...

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