First-Ever World Wildlife Day Spotlights Far-Reaching
Impact of US$19 Billion Illicit Trade in Flora and
Economic, Social and Environmental Consequences Suffered as a Result of Wildlife Crime
Nairobi, 3 March 2014
– The United Nations’
inaugural World Wildlife Day kicks off today with
events around the world, as global attention turns to
a US $19 billion illicit trade – the fourth largest in
the world – that includes elephant poaching, great ape
theft and the illegal transport of timber.
The third of March was also the day of adoption of the
Convention on International Trade in Endangered
Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973.
Bradnee Chamber's Message
U.S. Secretary of State Statement on World Wildlife