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On Our First Ever World Wildlife Day, Let's Put an End to Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

By John Kerry

Today, the world celebrates the first ever World Wildlife Day. Here in America, the bald eagle, the grizzly bear, the salmon and the American bison are distinct examples of the centrality of wildlife to our folklore, our history and our shared national heritage. These beloved creatures and countless other wildlife species are reason for us to take pause today — and everyday — to appreciate nature’s blessings. Thanks to the concerted efforts of conservationists and lawmakers over the years, and the continuing enforcement of wildlife laws in the United States, we can still celebrate these iconic symbols of America.

But many …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green