Wildlife trade's regulations need local communities to join
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, CITES, highlighes the crucial importance of developing a better balance in the relationship between people and the natural world. Listen to this interview with its Secretary-General, Ivonne Higuero.
In Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, one of Africa’s fastest growing cities, families come to enjoy the scenic coastline along Barack Obama Drive, gazing out into the vast Indian Ocean. With support from UNEP and UNOPS, the construction of a seawall – built to last a century – reclaimed this area of the city.
The United Nations has recognized Attenborough’s outsized impact on the global environmental movement, presenting him with the UN Champions of the Earth Lifetime Achievement Award from UNEP. The award is the UN’s highest environmental honour and celebrates those who have dedicated their lives to tackling crises like climate change, species loss and pollution.
The evidence is irrefutable: unless we act immediately to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we will not be able to stave off the worst consequences of climate change. The good news is that there is a lot we can still do as individuals to change this narrative. UNEP proposes 10 ways to be part of the climate solution.