Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime Program


Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime Program

Helmut Essl, donators statement for the UN:

The work put into wildlife protection needs to be continued. Africa with all its beauty, with its incredible landscapes and its diverse flora and fauna has given me the most beautiful moments of my life, where I was able to encounter the pristine nature that can only be experienced in Africa. Preserving and protecting this nature is the task of UNODC (Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime) headed by Jorge Eduardo Rios. I am very happy that Mr. Rios has given me the opportunity to support his employees in Africa, by equipping them with 100,000 MNS masks, while they continue their work during the COVID 19 pandemic. If the work of the UNODC in Africa were to be restricted by Corona, it would have long-term negative effects on the animal population and nature and thus also on numerous projects that I support together with my friend and business partner Alexander Schütz. I therefore, in these difficult times see the provision of masks to workers as crutial for the protection of wildlife in Africa.

Helmut Essl | Principal, UTIPLY Family Office


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