UN climate change conference, 7-18 Dec, Copenhagen (Denmark)
WAZA calls on World leaders to combat Climate Change
The petition reads as follows:
An urgent message to world leaders.
Through our organisations, we,
directors of the international zoo and aquarium community, collectively
with and educate 600 million visitors each year, and conduct extensive
conservation activities in the wild and in our zoos and aquariums.
We send an urgent message to world leaders, stressing the extreme
the climate change threat facing wildlife and natural systems.
An agreement in Copenhagen to reduce atmospheric CO₂ to
level of <350 ppm is the only way to give the international
community a real chance to manage the negative effects of climate change
Through concerted and immediate action, this target is achievable. To
potentially catastrophic consequences for humanity and wildlife, it is
Dr Jo Gipps, Chair of the
WAZA Conservation and Sustainability Committee, concludes: "We are
unprecedented increase in the rate of human-induced species loss, all
the world. Limiting levels of atmospheric CO2 to 350 ppm
go a long way towards helping conservationists save species threatened
negative impacts of climate change. We must all, including the world
and aquarium community, act now, before it's too late."
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