TPP for the sea:
Illegal, unreported and unregulated(IUU) fishing is a growing threat to all the oceans and the approx. 2.5 billion people who depend on fish and seafood. It is estimated to drive global economic losses in billions each year which is not a very good sign and the subsidies to international fishing fleet exacerbate this problem, encouraging overfishing and depleting fishery resources and endangering treasured marine species.
TPP for the trees:
Forests are essential for protecting us from impact of pollution and also for climate stabalization. But, illegal logging is a significant environmental challenge in many parts of the world. According to Interpol, approximately illegal timber trade accounts for 10-30% of all the wood traded. The TPP can help protect significant regions of the world around 25% of world’s timber and accounts for 71% of global trade. TPP partners Peru , Malaysia and Brunei have significant forested areas.
TPP in the Wild:
A rapidly expanding wealthy class with a taste for wildlife products has led to steep rise in poaching. Some experts are reporting that we may be “on the brink of one of the greatest extinctions in the history”. Javan rhinos, wild tiger and Asian elephants are some of the threatened species which are very low in number.
TPP can help to stem the tragic extinction of endangered species in the Asia-Pacific region and across the globe through enhanced conservation measures and protections, as well as requirements to effectively enforce environmental protections and engage in enhanced regional cooperation.
The TPP agreement includes measures for all the problems discussed above and can be a very effective agreement which will help the future of our environment.