Fighting Illegal Trade in Wildlife

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On July 30, 2015 the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution that targets the global problem of wildlife trafficking, calling on all 193 UN member states to take on a series of actions to ā€œprevent, combat, and eradicate the illegal trade in wildlife.ā€

Adopted by consensus, the resolution recognizes growing global concern over widespread poaching and trafficking ā€“ particularly of elephants and rhinos.

In this episode, three ambassadors to the UN from Botswana, Germany and Vietnam address the problem facing wildlife today.

This panel discussion was sponsored by theĀ Columbia University Club of New York.

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BlackĀ RhinocerosĀ and African Elephant (Photo Credit: John-Downer/WWF)