As some of you may recall, back in February, Tod and Piggy attended the UN, as DAD became members of the UN Stakeholder Group for Education and Academia at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
The details of a political forum can all be found here (https://
“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, [which] provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.” (https://sdgs.un.org/)
These 17 goals cover everything from poverty, hunger, health and well-being, gender equality, water and sanitation, clean energy, work and economic growth, industry and innovation, addressing inequality, life on earth, climate change, peace and justice, and of course, education.
Just recently, our very own Dr Tara Clarke was involved with a project looking at the care, conservation and protection of animals (http://animalissuesun.org/). In her interview, Tara talks about animal smuggling and our work with the local communities around the world to preserve natural habitats.
Please take some time to follow the link below for an interactive look into animal conservation, the realities of poaching and extinction, and to hear the interview with Tara, and others working on animal well-being and conservation.
We are incredibly proud of our position as a full constituent member of the UN Stakeholder Group for Education and Academia, and we hope to be able to continue to do all that we can, through our own organisation and collaborations like this, to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals!
-Tod and the Team, Darwin Animal Doctors
In loving memory of our hero, Piggy: