Tanzania voted member of conservation body 

Tanzania has been voted to the  Central Committee on the Wildlife Committee’s reserve and plants Committee’s board members.

The country, a member of member countries of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), will hold the two positions for the next three years.

The decision was made during the 19th meeting of CITES member countries held in Panama from the 14th to 25th November, this year and officiated by the County’s Vice President, Jose Gabriel Carrizo.

Speaking at the event, Tanzania’s Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Pindi Chana said the decision guarantees the East African member state a good opportunity to manage and defend strategic issues of wide interest as far as conservation and international trade of wildlife, forestry and fishing products are concerned.

The meeting discussed 89 agendas including 52 proposals to place, remove or change the status of wildlife and plants in the groups of the CITES agreement where Tanzania participated in discussion of 16 plans.

The meeting was attended by about 3,000 delegates from 153 countries that are members of CITES.

CITES is an inter-governmental aim at ensuring endangered species; animals and plants are protected.

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