Today, December 4th, is the first ever World Wildlife Conservation Day as decreed by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
To view her statement please click on State Department
It’s encouraging to learn that the State Department is becoming more involved in the global war against poaching, but I feel that rhinos and elephants are already teetering on the edge of an abyss.
That said, I noticed when I clicked on www.wildlifepledge.org and scrolled to the bottom of the page that various conservation oganizations have partnered together to stop the atrocities against wildlife.
My concern is that several of these organizations seem to be more focused on parties, political posturing and shuffling bureaucratic paperwork then seriously pursuing wildlife crimes…
In the end, I hope that the State Department and these organizations can once and for all put aside politics and posturing to actually work together ending the poaching holocaust before the last vestige of wildlife slips into eternity.