Nature and wildlife, critical to our existence

2 March 2020

It’s time that humankind realizes “that nature doesn’t exist for us”, the Head of the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) office in New York has said, just ahead of World Wildlife Day.

Assistant Secretary-General Satya Tripathi described 2020 as a “super year for nature”, warning that we are currently standing on “the precipice of complete annihilation”.

He said there has seldom been a year when so many critical meetings are taking place which could help avert the devastation of the natural world.   

Mr. Tripathi began by telling Liz Scaffidi about the new documentary, Wild Karnataka, which shines a light on the rich biodiversity of that Indian state.

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Liz Scaffidi, UN News
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