Improving the World One Resolution at a Time
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Resolution At Vote
General Assembly Resolution At Vote
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses
Proposed by: Ransium
The World Assembly,
Applauding its members' continued efforts on the preservation of endangered organisms,
Concerned that illegal collection and smuggling of endangered organisms could undermine preservation efforts,
Noting the loss of endangered species has the potential to cause extreme harm to member nations populations via the destruction or deterioration of ecosystem services, for example: hindering natural water and air filtration, hindering natural erosion control, destroying or causing a decline in the availability of food and other wild raw materials, and hindering the possible development of life saving medicines and industrial materials,
Hereby, subject to any limitations set by earlier resolutions that are still in force, including the fact that trade involving certain groups of organisms may already be covered separately by such legislation:
1. Instructs the World Assembly Endangered Species Committee (WAESC) and WA member nation's governments to cooperate with each other in creating and maintaining up-to-date lists of the populations of species and subspecies that qualify as 'Endangered';
2. Bans the international import and export into or from member nations of all organisms from endangered species or subspecies, and of goods derived wholly or in part from said organisms, unless any of the following exemptions applies:
They are specimens or goods that are being collected or being returned as part of a scientifically run species restoration program;
They are specimens or goods derived from specimens that originate from a non-wild source such as a farm, laboratory, or nursery, and are birthed, grown, or hatched from seeds, spores, eggs or other material, that itself was collected from a non-wild source or as part of a scientifically run species restoration program;
They are commercial, scientific, or other goods that were derived from specimens under the guidance of a species restoration program and collected in a manner which does not further endanger the species;
They are durable goods such as lumber, which can be historically or scientifically proven to have been processed before the species was first noted as being endangered by WAESC;
They are unintentionally distributed reproductive or other microscopic materials such as seeds, pollen, eggs or spores in trace amounts that are in or on other trade goods;
3. Requires member nations to ardently enforce measures designed to stop the illegal collection and international trade of endangered species and products derived from them, within their jurisdictions;
4. Urges member nations to pass legislation preventing transporting and profiting from endangered species and products derived from them, within their own borders.
Co-authored by Bears Armed
Debate this resolution in the General Assembly forum.
The General Assembly resolution "Repeal "Reproductive Freedoms"" was defeated 12,637 votes to 2,643.
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