A group, Nigerian Association of Zoological Gardens and Wildlife Parks (NAZAP), has decried the rising rate of poaching and illegal trading activities in endangered animals, such as elephants, monkeys, tortoises, pangolins and other animals in Africa.
NAZAP’s outcry was conveyed in communique issued at the end of the annual general meeting and training of its members, which was made available to newsmen in Abuja yesterday.
The communiqué, which was signed by the new president of NAZAP,
Francis Abioye, and other officials of the association, also called on Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Nigerian Custom Service, Nigerian Tourism Development Cooperation, federal and state ministries of environment to curtail the activities if animal traffickers.
“NAZAB condemns in strong terms all poaching and illegal trading activities in endangered animals not limited to elephants, monkeys, tortoise, pangolin etc and called for the continuous support of all stakeholders in upholding local and international conventions.
“NAZAP calls on the federal government to build the capacities of security agencies and parasatals and equip them accordingly to enable them meet emerging challenges in safe guarding our environment, animals and human lives alike.”
The communiqué also recognises the tremendous efforts of relevant government agencies and parastatals like the national park service, National Environmental Standard and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) in this regards.
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from LEADERSHIP Nigeria Newspapers. Contact: email@example.com
- COVER STORIES6 hours ago
INEC Rolls Out Voting Pattern For 2019 Polls
- AGRICULTURE19 hours ago
FG, Ban Maize Importation- Farmers
- NEWS6 hours ago
Alleged Fraud: Court Orders Service On Oshiomhole, EFCC
- NEWS22 hours ago
Bauchi: APC Wins Toro Federal Constituency By-election
- NEWS20 hours ago
Fire Destroys 77 Shops In Kano Market
- CRIME5 hours ago
Gunmen Kidnap 45, Kill One In Zamfara
- SPORTS19 hours ago
Gov Okowa Receives Super Eagles On First Int’l Flight To Asaba
- NEWS5 hours ago
Kwara PDP Rejects Rep By-election Results