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World Bank Robert Zoellick Supports Project Predator

World Bank Robert Zoellick Supports Project Predator

 

Today, on November 2, 2011, Mr. Robert B. Zoellick, President of the World Bank Group, addressed by video the delegates of the 80th INTERPOL General Assembly gathered in Hanoi, Vietnam.

 

He specifically urged leaders “to give their criminal justice systems the power and resources to protect wildlife, forests, and fisheries from those who are plundering the planet’s natural capital and countries’ living heritage.”

 

The full text of his remarks is attached. (See attached file: 2011WB-Zoellick-VideoAddress-INTERPOL-02Nov2011)

 

The statement was made in conjunction with today’s launch of Project Predator, a joint program of INTERPOL and the 13 tiger range countries supported by USAID, UK DEFRA, World Bank and the Smithsonian Institution under the Global Tiger Initiative.

 

For more details, please see the attached joint press-release and the links below. (See attached file: 2011-Project Predator-Call issued to save wild tigers from_ extinction)

 

(See attached file: 2011Project Predator – FAQ)

(See attached file: 2011 Project Predator – Numbers at a glance)

 

 

http://www.interpol.int/en/News-and-media/News-media-releases/2011/PR092 http://www.interpol.int/en/Crime-areas/Environmental-crime/Projects/Project-PREDATOR