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27/10/2019

Youths from Around the World Champion Wildlife Protection

Human Wrongs Watch

25 October 2019 (UN Environment)*Environmental crime has become the world’s fourth-largest crime sector, growing at 2–3 times the rate of the global economy. INTERPOL and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) estimate that natural resources worth up to US$258 billion are being stolen by criminal syndicates, depriving countries of their resources, revenues and development opportunities.

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Photo by Twitter @WildlifeSummit (posted here from UN Environment).
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27/10/2019

Indigenous Peoples as Wildlife Custodians

Human Wrongs Watch

Supporting indigenous peoples to restore the balance between wildlife and food security

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Conservation is important for biodiversity and food security in the Rupununi Region of Guyana. ©FAO/David Mansell-Moullin

October 2019 (FAO)* — “There used to be a lot of wildlife here in my father’s and grandfather’s time: deer, tapir, capybara and peccaries,” explains Asaph, a traditional hunter from the Wapishana indigenous tribe in the Rupununi region of Guyana. “There are still some animals in the Kanuku Mountains, but they are harder to find.”

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