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South Africa and the People’s Republic of China to sign Wildlife Conservation Implementation Plan

18 March 2015

 

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, and the Vice Administrator of the State Forestry Administration of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Sun Zhagen, will on Monday, 23 March 2105, sign a Wildlife Conservation Implementation Plan at Environment House in Pretoria.

The signing is in terms of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two governments on Cooperation in the Fields of Wetland and Desert Ecosystems and Wildlife Conservation in 2013.  

The Implementation Plan puts into action the terms of the MOU. It gives further impetus to the strategic cooperation between the two countries and will assist in aligning activities and potential projects under the framework of the MOU, including wildlife and biodiversity conservation as well as mechanisms for the sharing of information and exchanging ideas on demand reduction and cooperation on CITES-specific matters.

The action plan also promotes cooperation between the Parties in the fields of law enforcement, compliance with CITES, technology transfer and other relevant legislation and Conventions on the basis of equality and mutual benefit.

Media are invited to the signing ceremony. The signing ceremony will be followed by a press briefing.

The details of the signing ceremony are as follows:

Date:  Monday, 23 March 2015

Venue: The Department of Environmental Affairs, Environment House, 473 Steve Biko Street, Arcadia, Pretoria 

Time:  08:30 for 9:00

To RSVP contact:

Simangele Mabusela
Tel: 012 399 9987 
Cell: 078 865 3360
Email: smabusela@environment.gov.za

OR

Eleanor Momberg
Tel:  012 399 9948 
Cell: 083 400 5741
Email:  emomberg@environment.gov.za

For media queries contact:

Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871