April 12, 2011

UN Meeting Pushes for Stronger Measures to Protect Gorillas

Filed under: Uncategorized — inece @ 12:56 pm

According to reports, for the first time ever, UN agencies, national governments in the region, local wildlife authorities, non-governmental organizations and international experts came together last week at a meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, to deal with wildlife crime threatening endangered gorillas.

Experts from governments, as well as  the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), INTERPOL, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and TRAFFICjoined the Convention on Migratory Species in reviewing the current conservation activities affecting the four sub-species of gorillas in East and Central Africa.  Discussions included solutions to address the major threat of commercial poaching for bushmeat and live trade in gorillas.

For the full article, please click here: http://tinyurl.com/3zlrtlr

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