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Amid ‘steady rise’ in rhino poaching and elephant killings, UN urges action to tackle illegal wildlife trade



Recognizing that wild animals and plants are an “irreplaceable part of the natural systems of the Earth,” the United Nations General Assembly today urged its Member States to take decisive steps to prevent, combat and eradicate the illegal trade in wildlife, “on both the supply and demand sides.”




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