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Angola, Portugal sign memorandum on biodiversity

Wed, 22 May 2019 16:34 - Updated Wed, 22 May 2019 16:33

Luanda - Angola and Portugal signed Tuesday a Memorandum of Understanding to foster, coordinate and guide scientific research in biodiversity through the country's universities.

Signed the document are National Institute of Biodiversity and Conservation Areas of the Ministry of the Environment (INBAC) and the Center for Research on Biodiversity and Genetic Resources of Portugal (CIBIO)

Speaking to the press, INBAC director general, Aristófanes Romão da Cunha Pontes, said the objective is to promote Angola, a country rich in biodiversity, with knowledge about its ecosystem to ensure permanent support for scientific research.

The source spoke of the work done by INBAC with some universities in the country which ended in the recent launch of the Atlas of Reptiles.

The source announced plan to conduct survey and scientific investigation of small and medium-sized mammals.

He advised combat of practices such as the consumption of game meat, burning of forests and parks, to ensure the "health" of biodiversity.