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Wed, 24 Feb 2016 18:03 - Updated Wed, 24 Feb 2016 18:03

Angola pledges tighter control over forests, fauna

Luanda - A stricter control will be imposed on the country's forests and wild life after the National Assembly approves the draft law on the sector, discussed Wednesday at the Cabinet Council's meeting, said Agriculture minister, Afonso Pedro Canga.

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Minister of Agriculture, Afonso Pedro Canga

Photo: Lucas Neto

The minister, who was speaking at the end of Cabinet session, said that the draft law on forests and wildlife is replacing a bill dating back to the 1940s and 1960s.

Pedro Canga said that the draft law, to be submitted to the Parliament, establishes the legal framework for access and sustainable use of forest and wildlife resources in the country.

The official said that the document also sets the general bases of conducting activities related to them.

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