GO WILD FOR LIFE
5 June 2016 – Marking World Environment Day, which this year focused on the illegal trade of wildlife, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is calling on everyone to “go wild for life” and take action to help safeguard species under threat for future generations. Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company staff converged at Muhoroni Sub-county railway grounds where the county celebrations were taking place .The staff joined others in marking the day and together we planted Indigenous species of trees and were enlightened on the day’s theme.
The effects of wildlife trade include the destruction of natural capital in which many nations could build healthy tourism industries; the spread of corruption and the undermining of the rule of law all around the world; and the “fattening of purses” of the international crime syndicates. The time to take action is long overdue and all individuals should use their “spheres of influence” to help end the illegal trade in wildlife by engaging in the “Go Wild for Life” campaign.
During the celebration, it came out clear that this fight requires concerted efforts and there is need to look at it in a holistic way to curb it effectively. You and I have a role to play and it starts by the modest things like separating organic and inorganic waste, clearing our compounds to keep away wildlife, planting trees, reporting illegal activities like poaching and showing zero tolerance to such activities.