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Nigeria, China enter pact to tackle illegal wildlife trade


Minister of State for Environment, Chief Ssharon Ikeazor while reiterating Nigeria’s commitment to the fight against illegal wildlife trade, noted that Nigeria joined other 182 nations to sign and ratify the International Convention on CITIES… Photo: TWITTER/FMEnvng

Nigeria and China have sealed a pact to tackle illegal wildlife trade in line with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Minister of Environment, Mohammad Abubakar, and his Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor, and representatives of the Chinese CITIES Management Authority met yesterday in Abuja to finalise the bilateral agreement.

Abubakar said there was a need for the two nations to contain the menace headlong.

The Chinese National Forestry and Grassland Administration Vice Administrator, Li Shumings, implored the Nigerian government to prioritise wildlife preservation by setting up a National Park Authority.

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