UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
AFRICA: Task force established to protect wildlife
NAIROBI, 18 March (IRIN) - Six African countries have set up an "African Interpol" to fight wildlife crime, the UN Environment Progamme (UNEP) has announced.
According to a UNEP news release, the task force - established by the Republic of Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia - will have its headquarters at the Kenya Wildlife Service in Nairobi.
The move follows recommendations by a group of wildlife law enforcement officers from eight African countries who recognised the need for international cooperation in order to fight wildlife crime successfully.
The task force will function under the Lusaka Agreement on Cooperative Enforcement Operations which came into effect in 1996.
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 14:59:47 +0300 (EAT) From: IRIN - Central and Eastern Africa <email@example.com> Subject: AFRICA: Task force established to protect wildlife
Editor: Dr. Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D
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