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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:59 - Updated Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:59

Creation of national structure for CITES in Angola recommended

Luanda - The need for a national framework for the implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Angola is contained in the recommendations of the First Broad Consultative Council of the Environment Ministry held this month in Luanda.

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Authorities want to improve regulation on exploration of fauna and flora

Photo: Tamar Ron

In an assessment of the activity, the head of the department of CITES Focal Point in Angola, Albertina Matias, told ANGOP in Luanda that the country needs a national unit to address the issues of this convention, which regulates and monitors the international trade in wild resources.

He added that the Consultative Council of the Ministry of the Environment also recommended the drafting of an executive decree to review the penalties for wildlife crimes in the country.

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