Sat, 27 May 2017 12:08 - Updated Sat, 27 May 2017 12:08
Angola's endagered species
Luanda - The giant sable antelope, the Mupa giraffe, black and white rhinoceros, the gorilla and chimpanzee, have been mentioned as some of Angola?s species requiring more preservation attention.
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Palanca Negra Gigante entre as espécies mais ameaçadas
Photo: Pedro Parente
Speaking to Angop on Friday on the occasion of the World Day of Biodiversity, 22 May, the head of the sector, Joaquim Manuel, said the above species are threatened with extinction.
The official stated that the protection of the species of the Angolan fauna need the participation of everyone, seeking their preservation and Angola’s and humanity’s assets.
He added that the Angolan Government, through its concerned ministerial department, in line with the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) policies and strategies, has embarked on a number of actions to make its biodiversity conservation strategy inclusive.
Among the species conservation strategy efforts, the source recommended the expansion of the conservation areas, fight against poaching and trafficking.
Other efforts include the permanent conservation of the giant black antelope in its natural habitats, research expeditions for discovery of other species in Angola and the science at large and stock-taking of existing elephants in the country.
This year, the theme chosen was "Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism ", as 2017 has been declared by the United Nations General Assembly as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
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