The Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) of the 15th United Nations Conference on Biological Diversity (COP15) agreed that stakeholders must implement a comprehensive action plan to protect wildlife, biodiversity and human health.
It is important to remember that the connection is between biodiversity and human health requires a truly multi-stakeholder approach, he mentions Anastasya Timoshyna, Director of Strategy, Impact Program of the government organization TRAFIC.
GBF is a space to bring biodiversity issues to the table and how they affect people’s lives, several aspects are involved such as: planetary, ecosystems, people, plants, animals, among others that have an important factor.
The link between biodiversity and human health requires a truly multi-stakeholder approach.”Anastasja Timošina.
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Wildlife associations, central focus of UN World Day
On World Wildlife Day, which is celebrated on March 3, the United Nations (UN) is establishing “Partnerships for the Wildlife Conversation” as its central theme.
TRAFIC’s Director of Strategy assures that it is of the utmost importance to create partnerships with a focus on biodiversity to guarantee the common good of human health and benefit the goals set by the GBF.
He also comments that to achieve this goal it is important to seek associations from the health sector, agriculture and trading companies, with innovative strategies to reduce illegal, unsustainable and unsafe wildlife trade.
International trade in wild animals and plants must not threaten their survival
As part of Biodiversity Day, the 50th anniversary of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora was recalled, in which it was emphasized that it is important that their trade does not harm their survival.
In an article he published Lancethealth organizations are key to global biodiversity management, ie government institutions and health professionals are looking for an inclusive approach where all parties involved, including indigenous peoples, can help.
Associations call on the Government to pay attention to this problem, because it is they who have the greatest weight in promoting the problem and protecting biodiversity, considering that this problem can generate epidemics, infectious and non-infectious diseases, and even health problems. mentality of the general population.
Some of the examples that can be worked on are biodiversity conservation, sustainable use, equitable access and benefit distribution, as they are all linked and represent a reference for health and justice.
Neglecting wild animals can cause diseases in the population
When talking about wild species of Timoshyn, it refers to plants, fungi and animals, which are a fundamental part of the diet, which must have nutritional care, food safety, in order to avoid the spread of diseases that appeared earlier.
In order to solve this problem, TRAFIC created a project “Wildlife trade, response, assessment and institutions”which, together with the International Union for Nature Conversation and some relevant actors such as: transport, finance, wildlife forensics, among others, investigate the risks of disease.
As we have seen in the case the COVID-19 virusit is of utmost importance to consider all potential zootechnical disease risks associated with wildlife trade, identify actors throughout the trade chain and reduce risks.
This project further incorporates existing systems that can be adapted to improve wildlife trade, including a glass to ensure compliance with all management measures from source to end use.
Sustainable trade, a solution for wildlife
“The sustainable use and trade of wild species contributes to the preservation of species and ecosystems.” Anastasja Timošina.
Businesses and the financial industry must establish strong partnerships across sectors to promote these goals, such as a naturally positive green economy, natural capital, sustainable consumption and production.
Let’s remember that partnerships are key in wildlife conservation, and among GBF’s commitments are strong alliances with all responsible sectors.
Don’t forget that metrics are important for understanding the response and management of wildlife use and trade, which is why they need to be optimally developed.
The sum of all actions makes a difference in biodiversity
One of the aims of Wildlife Day is to promote policies, regulatory measures and investments to reduce the risk of biodiversity loss and improve the natural ecosystems in which we live, for the benefit of all.
Not being selfish is one of the propositions mentioned by the GBF, recognizing the coexistence of all species and the health of the planet, not just human health.
With the participation of 190 countries, the award was agreed 200 million per year preserve 30% of the planet’s land and seas to protect biodiversity by 2030.
Therefore, a call is made to health professionals, government, companies and involved actors to create education that talks about biodiversity, looking for holistic and health approaches that benefit everyone.
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