Wednesday, 21 August 2019 01:38 GMT

Qatar- MME raises awareness on endangered species

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) QNADoha: The Protection and Wildlife Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) organised an awareness event on the importance of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), where the convention's components, objectives and contribution to the protection of endangered species were explained. 

The Director of Protection and Wildlife Department, Omar Salem Al Nuaimi, said the event is part of the Ministry's efforts to implement its commitment to CITES, by ensuring that employees and state ports concerned with the control and entry into the country of endangered species are informed and provided with the necessary information to combat illicit trade and focus on the implementation of CITES. 

He added that during the event they reviewed the mechanism and method of work of the national plan of the State of Qatar to combat illegal trade in ivory and explain its implementation with the concerned authorities in the State. Some ancient extinct wild species were presented.


Qatar- MME raises awareness on endangered species


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