In an international body where it seems no one gets along, the United Nations has found something everyone likes – wild animals.
The resolution calls on countries to beef up courts and law enforcement to protect wildlife, and encourage communities to join the fight against poaching, trafficking, and selling illicit goods taken or made from threatened animals.
Starting next year, the UN Secretary General will have to file an annual report on the state of the world’s wildlife and progress countries have made toward fulfilling the requirements of the resolution. The General Assembly is also looking into the idea of creating a special envoy to help keep pressure on countries to live up to their promises.
Gabon and Germany proposed the original initiative, and 84 other nations joined as co-sponsors of the resolution.
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