Colombia joins the Buckingham Palace declaration

Colombia joins the Buckingham Palace declaration

This Friday, during the commemoration of the Earth dayColombia became the first country in the world to join the Buckingham Palace statement.

(Earth Day: carbon neutrality by 2030).

With this signature, the country commits to take measures against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking, to generate policies that make this practice difficult and to work together to put an end to this activity.

The Declaration of buckingham palace is part of the efforts of the environmental organization United for Wildlife, created by the Royal Foundation and led by His Royal Highness, Prince William, which seeks to fight Illegal Wildlife Trafficking in the world.

The ceremony was held at the British Residence and was attended by the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Carlos Correa, and the British Ambassador to Colombia, Colin Martin-Reynolds CMG.

On the signing of Colombia, His Royal Highness, Prince William stated: “I am delighted that Colombia is the first country in the world to sign the United for Wildlife Buckingham Palace Declaration. The illegal wildlife trade funds organized criminal networks around the world, with no respect for borders and no remorse for the brutal exploitation of our nature and the communities that depend on it for their livelihoods. It is a global crisis that requires a significant and joint response. I hope that other nations will follow Colombia’s lead and commit to supporting this goal to close trafficking routes forever.”.

(The planet wants sustainable development).

The President of the Republic of Colombia, Iván Duque, added: “In Colombia there are more than 63 thousand registered species, many of them endemic, a condition that daily invites us to continue with the task of conserving and protecting, as we have been doing since the first day of this Government. The loss of species and the degradation of ecosystems is a threat to humanity. We must act now, and that is why we have joined as a country the Buckingham Palace Declaration of United for Wildlife, to promote, at a national level, the protection of our biodiversity”.

For its part, The Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Carlos Correa commented: “Colombia’s adherence to the Buckingham Palace Declaration is one more example of the great commitment of this Government to the protection of our biodiversity. During the recent II High-Level Conference of the Americas on Illegal Wildlife Trade, we brought together governments, international organizations, regional authorities and the private sector. It is only through cooperation, such as that United for Wildlife seeks with its declarations, that we can end this great threat to our invaluable biodiversity”.

“We are proud to work alongside Colombia, whose prolific biodiversity makes it a crucial global player. Through our UKCOL Alliance for Sustainable Growth, we promote cooperation in various areas such as climate and environment. I hope that, with Colombia signing the Buckingham Palace Declaration, and being the first country in the world to do so, it will be a leader and an inspiration for the region and the world, causing other countries to recognize the importance of facing the great threat of the illegal wildlife trade and follow their example,” highlighted the British Ambassador in Colombia, Colin Martin-Reynolds CMG.

It should be remembered that, within the framework of the II High-Level Conference of the Americas on Illegal Wildlife Trade, several companies and organizations joined the Buckingham Palace Declaration; These were from the transportation sector: Avianca, Medellín Airport, Cartagena Airport, Aero Republica, Copa Airlines, Copetran, Expreso Brasilia, La Macarena Fleet, Latam, TDMA, Unitransco, Ultra Air, Viva Air and Wingo.

In addition, Banco de Bogotá and Davivienda also adhered to the Mansion House Declaration, which is directed towards the financial sector.


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