Stricter control on trade in endangered species

7th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

7 September 2007, THE HAGUE – A comprehensive investigation is needed into the enforcement of the rules governing the trade in endangered animals and plants.

7 September 2007

THE HAGUE – A comprehensive investigation is needed into the enforcement of the rules governing the trade in endangered animals and plants.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Animal Protection Society and the AAP Foundation, the European refuge centre for exotic species, called on parliament on Thursday to look into control on the trade in protected animals and plants.

After twenty years of political bickering the director of the European refuge centre for exotic species, David van Gennep, feels it is high time that this matter is resolved.

“We want to know whether the rules are adequately enforced, or whether we only see incidents that are conspicuous because we look at them through a magnifying glass. I don’t believe this is about incidents but the outcome of the investigation should be proof of that.”

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

 

 

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