Luanda, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) Angola intends today to accelerate the application of the international conventions of which it is a signatory for the protection of wild species.
To do so, Environment Minister Paula Francisco Coelho stated that drastic measures will be applied against the sellers of animals – live or dead – on the roads of the country, especially those in danger of extinction.
That sale, she said, is prohibited since 2015.
The Angolan offensive coincides with the week of environmental protection, taking place from January 26 to the 31, which precedes the International Wildlife Conservation Day, on March 3.
Coelho put the emphasis on the conservation of the parrot, the rosewood, the sea turtle, the giraffes and the giant black crowbar, the national symbol of Angola.
During a meeting with breeders of wild animals, the minister urged to have a census of those producers, the type of species they have, and said that those which are banned will be confiscated to release them to nature.
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