One month ago,Buzzfeed Newsexposed theInternational Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for having connections to the trophy hunting industry.
The IUCN is possibly the most important agency charged with protecting the world’s animal species.
Ties to trophy hunting from such an important organization is worrisome for those truly concerned with the conservation of animal species, especially with thesixth mass extinction under way.
Buzzfeed News found that the NGO of the IUCN chair of the expert group on giraffes and okapis discloses donations from the Dallas Safari Club, the largest hunting association in the world.
This wasn’t the only revelation though. Members of the IUCN were against Chanel’s ban on the use of exotic skins.
Sign this petition to tell the International Union for Conservation of Nature to do what it was created to do: conserve nature and to purge all members that profit from trophy hunting.
This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 27 March 2020. Lead Image Source : Destinyweddingstudio/Shutterstock
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