They rescue wild animals that were for sale in different places in the Santa Cruz capital

They rescue wild animals that were for sale in different places in the Santa Cruz capital

On World Wildlife Day, an operation carried out by officials from the Government of Santa Cruz reported that different native species are marketed in different parts of the eastern capitalso it was rescued nine species of different birds, a armadillo and a couple of small ‘turtles’.

The Natural Resources Directorate of the departmental entity, in coordination with the Forestry Police (Pofoma), carried out this morning the operations in which it was possible to rescue these species of wild animals that were ready to be marketed.

Sandy Rojas, coordinator of the Biodiversity team, reported that they managed to rescue nine species of different birds, a armadillo and a couple of small ‘turtles’. The actions focused on the markets of Cumabi and Los Pozos avenues and in the area of ​​Tres Pasos al Frente avenue.

“It is important for the population to take into account thatThe possession, transport and sale of wild animals is prohibitedsince there is a law that punishes this activity,” said Rojas.

On the other hand, he asked the population to get involved in this task of defending and protecting wildlife and to report to the Fauna Verde hotline (800-142052) this commercial activity that puts animal life at risk and lacerates the ecosystem of our country.

The operations carried out coincided with World Wildlife Day (March 3), established by the United Nations in 2014 to raise public awareness of the threats to plants and animals, because of the lifestyle of only one of the thousands of species that populate the planet and that traffics with them, putting them in serious danger.

According to the United Nations, wildlife is currently threatened all over the world. The quarter of the species are in danger of extinction, largely because the destruction of almost half of the ecosystems they inhabit, and from the organism they call for immediate action to reverse this trend.

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