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Thu, 11 Oct 2018 10:58 - Updated Thu, 11 Oct 2018 10:57

Minister attends conference on wildlife trade

Luanda - The Environment minister, Paula Francisco Coelho, will participate in the international conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT), which is happening on 11-12 October in the United Kingdom, a country that is willing to support the Angolan government in the environmental management domain.

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Paula Francisco Coelho, Angolan Environment minister

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According to a communiqué from the Environment Ministry, the conference is to look into the present situation of wildlife and the strategies to tackle pouching and illegal trade of animals and plants.  

The meeting is also intended to offer opportunities for interchange and partnerships with African countries, among other aims.

Angola has been benefiting for the past two years from support provided by the British government in cataloguing ivory and implementing a database.

This is the second time Angola participates in such event, after 2014, which is the year in which it was held the International Conference on Pouching, in Britain as well.   

Angola is attending the meeting at a time that the country has already published its Red List on Species, which outlines 142 fauna and flora species in extinction, threatened by extinction, vulnerable ones and invaders.

The conference is to be attended by over one thousand guests, including heads of State, members of governments, representatives of the United Nations and senior staffs from different parts of the world.  

      

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