Wed, 08 Aug 2018 15:19 - Updated Wed, 08 Aug 2018 15:19
Ombudsman calls for combined fight against environmental crime
Luanda - Angola's Ombudsman Ferreira Pinto on Wednesday in Luanda called for the need to combine efforts with scientific and technical knowledge to deal with the global challenges of biodiversity conservation
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Ombudsman Ferreira Pinto
Photo: Clemente dos Santos
He made the appeal at the workshop opening ceremony on "Institutional Assessment Methodology of International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crimes (ICCWC) in Angola".
The Ombudsman said that the joint effort contributes to the promotion of policies and strategies to deal with poaching, trade and exploitation of endangered or vulnerable species, as well as the degradation of ecosystems.
In order to match the United Nations agenda, Ferreira Pinto stressed that the Angolan Government has launched the National Development Plan 2018-2022, in which the Environment sector focuses on biodiversity conservation as one of the priority goals and actions.
"Angola as an independent and sovereign State is tasked with adopting measures and strategies that guarantee the protection, conservation and sustainable use of its biodiversity with great potential of endemic species in different ecosystems," he stressed.
The event is jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
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