UN-Habitats is made up of a team of nature and biological scientists from diverse backgrounds but with a centered interest on the conservation of wild life and natural resources. Our primary goal is to provide information about nature and wildlife from different regions of the world. These areas are home to more than 50% of the world’s biodiversity. We also obtain a significant amount of our resources from the same wildlife that we are endangering. By endangering the ecological balance that has been there for centuries, we risk destroying wildlife and contaminating our atmosphere which might eventually lead to the decline of our population.
There has never been a time like this in the history of mankind. The challenges of conserving our environment are greater than ever, even with the inception of new technologies such as the internet. We believe that in order for us to be change agents and proper representatives of the environment we should hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards, to adhere to the values of diversity and inclusion, and to respect our environment and other species that inhabit it.
We also believe that the world’s wildlife, seas, oceans, forests and public lands are our birthright. Each of us has a sacred duty to conserve these resources using the best means possible.
We have a duty to share our wildlife and nature, not only amongst ourselves but also with future generations.
We also believe that conservation on private land is an essential factor in supporting wildlife populations and maintaining the natural ecosystem. As it is evident, a diverse and abundant wildlife habitat is important and vital for our public health, economies, and quality of life.
As human beings, our landscapes and wildlife have been integral factors in shaping our identities and the communities that we live in. We therefore believe that protecting these natural resources is not only a noble cause but also a way of reassuring ourselves that generations after us will find a safe environment to live in.
We urge all campers, hunters, gardeners, birders, wildlife watchers and forest stewards to adopt this conservation ethic; to tie it to our heritage as the human race and to pursue it with intense vigor.
It is this legacy that we will pass on to our future generations.
At UN-Habitats we are committed to saving wildlife and wild places, on a global scale, through the understanding and application of science, conservation action, mass education, and importantly, by inspiring more enthusiasts for nature.
We also have a responsibility to broaden our conservation and wildlife education to encompass all regions of the world in all its diversity. We dedicate ourselves to share respectfully with our neighbors our understanding and appreciation of our natural environment, of conservation, of cultural preservation, and of outdoor heritage.
And we fully accept our profound responsibility to speak up, to advocate, and to engage on behalf of the world’s wildlife and nature of different regions of the world.
UN-Habitats envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth.
Everyone in the world has the right to enjoy outdoor recreational activities, to interact and marvel at wildlife and its ecosystems. For us to engage in these activities, nations of the world must address climate change, forge forward towards the use of cleaner energy sources, and make wildlife habitat and communities more resilient to such change.
We also believe, when we are together as one, we can achieve the mission of conserving nature and reducing threats to our ecosystem. In partnership with communities and individuals, the dream of a better-managed world will come to fruition, and in so doing conserve some of the world’s most important ecological regions.
By interacting with each other, we are able to:
- Protect and restore wildlife species that are threatened or endangered.
- Mobilize hundreds, if not thousands, of people to take part in conservation efforts all around the world.
- Help highlight regions with wildlife that are being depleted by encroaching activities of people around the world.