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WWF organises CITES training workshop

posted on 12/10/2003: 2045 views


The World Wide Fund for Nature in association with Emirates Wildlife Society (WWF/EWS) is organising a training workshop for UAE officials concerned with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Being held on 11- 15 October at Dubai's Emirates Towers Hotel, the workshop is the fourth one of a series dealing with proper procedures and challenges of CITES. The specific thrust of this particular workshop will be on training officials to become CITES Trainers so that they can later train others on effective implementation of CITES in the UAE.



Representative officials from all emirates will attend this intense five-day programme that is being facilitated by members of the CITES Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, according to a press release from WWF issued today. CITES, the international agreement between countries to control and regulate trade on species threatened with extinction, was signed by the UAE in 1990. Over the last two years, WWF/EWS has partnered organisations responsible for CITES work in the country - Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (Abu Dhabi), Federal Environment Agency and Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries - in conducting activities aimed at increasing awareness about the Convention and facilitating its implementation and enforcement.



Future workshops will target pet shops and customs officials. While awareness CDs, brochures, and booklets have already been prepared for the benefit of VIPs, the media as well as the general public, additional efforts will be made to educate travellers by displaying CITES information and regulations at airports. Wildlife profiles on 12 of the most commonly traded species relevant to the UAE have also been brought out by the WWF/EWS. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)

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