A group of scientists, led by Nobel Laureate and environmental lawyer Sir David Attenborough, has called on world leaders to use their influence to support an international treaty to protect threatened species from illegal hunting and the threat of extinction.
The report, titled Species at Risk, was published on Monday (18 October) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The organisation called for the international treaty, called the Conservation of All Endangered Species, to be passed as quickly as possible, with the aim of “significantly improving the conservation of the world’s endangered species.”
The group, headed by Professor Sir David, said the global community was already well-aware of the plight of threatened species and that there was a need for a global agreement that would give a legal framework to ensure the protection of endangered species from extinction and exploitation.
It also called on countries to set up international parks, wildlife reserves and conservation centres, which could be used to conserve species and improve their survival.
The World Conservation Union (WCI) has called for a world conservation treaty in 2016, which would have included species protection and the protection against commercial exploitation of endangered and threatened species.
“This treaty needs to be developed with urgency and with a view to achieving the following: The creation of an international framework to address the threat posed by the illegal hunting of endangered wildlife, and to protect the habitats, habitats, populations and other species of the threatened species,” the WCI said in a statement.
The WCI added that the treaty would have also required governments to share information about wildlife populations and the conservation situation in order to identify the illegal wildlife trade.
“There is no doubt that the current global situation has put many species at risk of extinction,” Professor Sir Dave Attenham said in the statement.
“We cannot continue to allow the illegal exploitation of wildlife to continue, and must take immediate steps to end the illegal trade in endangered species.
There is no other option but to take action to stop this from happening to our species.”
Professor Attenman said that while the global population of endangered animals is increasing, there is still no clear-cut way to determine how many species are threatened and what the levels of threats are.
“The world’s oceans are not the only places where there is an urgent need for protecting threatened species in the future.
We need to understand how many endangered species are at risk, as well as the numbers of species at greatest risk, in order for governments to make meaningful decisions,” he said.
The paper says that conservation efforts must be made in areas where there are high levels of risk, such as the Arctic and Antarctic.
The scientists say that there is a clear need for countries to develop policies and systems that help to identify species at high risk, and which could help the countries to manage their resources effectively in the event of an emergency.
The researchers said that efforts must also be made to address areas where it is difficult to measure population density, which can lead to overestimating the population.
The study was commissioned by the WPI and was funded by the UK Government.
It is part of a wider report called Species at High Risk that the WTI published in 2016.
The research team said that in order not to miss the opportunities for future generations, countries must have an effective strategy to protect their species and protect habitats.
The findings have been released as part of the first annual report of the WGI, which is the world body which sets national policy on conservation and wildlife.
It said that as countries and communities become more aware of the importance of protecting their species, and as the population increases, so too do the threats posed by wildlife.
“Unfortunately, the global ecosystem is increasingly being driven by a combination of the pressures of climate change and the destruction of natural ecosystems, and this means that many species may not be able to adapt,” said Professor Attensman.
Conservation is key for the survival of endangered animal species and the planet as a whole, the WSI said. “
As a result, it is essential that countries have effective policies to manage the impacts of their actions on species.”
Conservation is key for the survival of endangered animal species and the planet as a whole, the WSI said.
They said that the world should consider the potential impact of climate and environmental change on species as a way of understanding the extent of species’ loss.
They also said that countries need to do their best to protect habitat for threatened species, with an eye to the possibility of using the environment to provide a refuge for species such as tigers and leopards.
“It is important that we continue to take steps to ensure that we protect threatened and endangered species habitats, so that they can thrive and reproduce, and for other species to thrive and for ecosystems to function optimally,” the statement said.
Professor Attensen said that although the conservation efforts are important,