Born Free Foundation has launched the Global Nature Recovery Investment Initiative (GNRII) – which has resonance in the post COVID-19 world we now inhabit – a global pandemic resulting from the unleashing of a deadly zoonotic disease after man’s exploitation of wildlife.
The GNRII focuses attention on bodies, such as the United Nations to eradicate wildlife over-exploitation and ensure nature recovery is a central principle for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework – the UN Sustainable Development Goals need to reflect investment in non-exploitative/commercial nature recovery on an equal footing with other global investment priorities (such as development, education and defence):
“In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that we develop and implement a Global
Nature Recovery Investment Initiative (GNRII). The aim of the GNRII will be to bring about the
transformative changes needed to protect people and wildlife, halt and reverse biodiversity loss and wildlife overexploitation, deliver enhanced ecosystem viability and services alongside climate change mitigation, public and animal health, sustainable livelihoods, food and societal security.”
“MAINSTREAMING BIODIVERSITY AND WILD ANIMAL WELFARE THROUGH THE GLOBAL NATURE RECOVERY INVESTMENT INITIATIVE“, Born Free Foundation, November 2020
“Invest in Nature,” Born Free Foundation
“Zoonotic Diseases of Mass Destruction (Part II) – Who is regulating who?,” IWB, 12 April 2020