Published at 23/08/2019

Mozambique participates in the 18th Conference of the Convention On the International trade of Fauna species and Threatened flower of extinction

The 18th Conference of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is under way until 28th of this month (CITES)

Convention is the highest political decision-making meeting on the processes for the Conservation and International Trade of endangered Fauna and Flora Species.

Several decisions and resolutions are expected to be taken on conservation issues, namely: sustainable exploitation and international trade of wildlife species, including coordination of efforts to combat crime against them.

“CITES is a powerful tool for ensuring sustainable use of wildlife resources and responding to the rapid loss of biodiversity – often called the sixth extinction crisis – by preventing and reversing the decline in wildlife populations. This year’s conference will focus on strengthening existing norms and standards, while while extending the benefits of the CITES regime to plants and animals threatened by human activity.” said CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero.

Mozambique’s participation is being led by the Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development (MITADER) through the National Conservation Areas Administration (ANAC).