GRID Polar Division News

UNEP statement regarding sealing campaign

GRID-Arendal has recently been approached by Indigenous Peoples organizations that have seen UNEP's logo on the web-site of the company Wildlife Works. This has been incorrectly interpreted as UNEP support to anti-sealing campaigns. UNEP adhers to the principle of sustainable use, and endorses the rights of Indigenous Peoples to carry out their traditional activities within the principle of sustainable use.

GRID-Arendal has recently been approached by Indigenous Peoples organizations that have seen UNEP's logo on the web-site of the company Wildlife Works. This has been incorrectly interpreted as UNEP support to anti-sealing campaigns.

UNEP adhers to the principle of sustainable use, and endorses the rights of Indigenous Peoples to carry out their traditional activities within the principle of sustainable use.

Click here to read the full statement (pdf format, 48 kB)

Thursday 23 Feb 2006

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ICC Greenland Faces Shutdown After Funding Slashed
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