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5368 live wild animals, victims of trafficking, were seized in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil in the first half of 2022
The model of the communities that protect the biodiversity of the forests
Transforming social and economic systems to live in harmony with nature and life is one of the themes with which World Environment Day is celebrated today. That is why we show you the example of several peasant communities that bet on community forestry as a model of conservation of forest biodiversity, an economic livelihood for their families, and an option for empowering their communities.
Do you know the five strategic lines of work of the legal timber pact in Colombia? Read this article
Thanks to the articulated work between Minambiente, WWF Colombia and the 16 public-private entities that make up the committee of the Intersectoral Agreement for Legal Timber in Colombia (PIMLC), the initiative that seeks to promote the legal timber trade in the country, has an official document for its second phase, which will begin at the end of 2021, to meet government commitments between now and 2030.
The podcast “Heartbeats of the Forest” connects citizens with the responsible consumption of timber
The second season of “Heartbeats of the Forest” was created, the first podcast produced by the National Forest and Wildlife Service (SERFOR), in conjunction with WWF Peru. People will learn to become informed citizens committed to the responsible consumption of timber. The nine episodes recount the step-by-step, from the moment a tree is extracted from the forest, until it is finally commercialized and reaches homes converted into furniture, floors, etc.
A new phase for the pact for legal timber in Colombia
In December 2021, phase 2.0 of the Intersectoral Agreement for Legal Timber in Colombia was signed. This week, at the Interzum Fair, it launched its official document for this new phase, in which the commitments and its new course of action to promote legal timber trade in the country are set out. We invite you to learn about this initiative and its importance to the country's forestry sector.
More than 1,800 live individuals of 217 species of wildlife were seized in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil in the last semester of 2021
Between July and December 2021, 348 news about seizures of the wildlife of illegal origin were registered, with 217 species involved. The report by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reveals that birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish continue to be the object of the illegal wildlife trade in the Andean-Amazonian countries.
Peru in the race against illegal wildlife trafficking
In the session held on April 27, the Peruvian Congress's Justice and Human Rights Commission unanimously approved the prediction that seeks to include the illegal trafficking of wildlife species within the scope of the Law Against Organized Crime, Law 3200. The plenary session of the Congress of the Republic is responsible for the final decision that could guarantee the protection of wildlife.
Banks and transporters agree to fight the illegal wildlife trade
Within the framework of the II High-Level Conference of the Americas on Illegal Wildlife Trade, companies from the financial and air transport sectors joined the fight against wildlife trafficking. The financial institutions signed six commitments and recognized the devastating impact of the illegal wildlife trade (IWT) and stated that they will not facilitate or tolerate financial flows resulting from the IWT and associated corruption.
Progress and achievements of the II High-Level Conference of the Americas on Illegal Wildlife Trade
At the II High-Level Conference of the Americas on Illegal Wildlife Trade, the financial sector and new companies in the Colombian transport sector signed the Buckingham Palace and Mansion House declarations, joining the fight against species trafficking. In addition, progress in the implementation of the commitments of the Lima Declaration of 2019 was reviewed, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) had outstanding participation of panelists.
Reflections of the II High-Level Conference of the Americas on Illegal Wildlife Trade
The II High-Level Conference of the Americas on Illegal Wildlife Trade, which brought together governments, control agencies, financiers, civil society organizations, experts, representatives of indigenous peoples and community organizations, among other participants, has proven to be an important forum to maintain interest, reinforce the commitments made by governments during the First Conference of 2019 -through the Lima Declaration- and identify areas where actions to combat wildlife trafficking can be strengthened.