U.S. government seeks $50 billion in bailout for hunting and fishing companies
The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday approved a resolution demanding the U.K. and U.A.E. pay $50.5 billion in damages for failing to protect the rights of the world’s wildlife.
The resolution passed unanimously after a session that began Monday night with a vote of 6-0, with the U of A.A.-led resolution calling for an end to the trade sanctions imposed on the country in response to its vote to leave the European Union.
The council also approved a $3.8 billion U.T.O. aid package to help cover the costs of reconstruction in eastern Africa and a $300 million humanitarian package for Yemen.
U.F.O., a British wildlife charity, said the resolution would provide the lion’s share of funding needed to keep hunting and fisheries alive in the U .
K. for at least the next decade.
The group said the US. was also expected to be involved.
“We know this is a high-priority priority, but we are hopeful that the U S. will commit some substantial money to support the conservation and livelihoods of the people of Africa and the Gulf States and that it will contribute to the $50bn needed to make these animals’ lives a living again,” U. F.O.’s Director of Communications, Steve Evans, told the Associated Press.
“The lion will need the lion,” he said, referring to the lion-sized prey.
The U .
S. had been the only country in the world to ban the sale of ivory products.
Last year, President Donald Trump’s administration signed an executive order that temporarily suspended trade restrictions and the importation of elephant ivory and other animal products.
The order was lifted on Jan. 6, when the U !
A.A.’s parliament approved a motion to lift the ban on ivory.
The ban was set to go into effect on March 6.
The move came after the U ,U.K., and U .
A.S.-led effort to end ivory trading took hold.
“It is very, very disappointing to see that U. S. and other countries are not taking the lead in this issue,” U .
F.E.’s Evans told reporters after the vote.
“This is a very big issue that affects the livelihoods and lives of millions of people and we hope that this resolution will make a big difference.”
The U of T.O.-sponsored resolution calls on the U!
A.B. and its member countries to ensure that “human rights and the environment are protected in their dealings with each other and the global community” and to “exercise due diligence” on ivory trade.