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Will the Green Deal save Wildlife from trafficking? - High Level Panel (EDD21)
Organised by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Brussels Liaison Office, Virunga National Park, Wildlife Conservation Society, European Commission - DG for Environment *** The planet's wildlife is under intense pressure from human activity and over-exploitation. Illegality, crime and corruption have a dire impact on deforestation and the loss of multiple wild species, affecting whole ecosystems, contributing to climate change, and negatively impacting trade, economic development and security. The weak governance and lack of adequate responses have exacerbated the poaching crises in many biodiversity hotspots affecting both wildlife and communities dependent on natural resources. This debate sets to discuss real on the ground impact of wildlife trafficking, the links to security, the latest trafficking trends (to release for the first time at EDDs), the challenges in Asia to curb wildlife crime and the role of the Green Deal in addressing these threats to biodiversity through integrated responses.
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