Coordinated efforts to curb wildlife-related crimes emphasized

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Prime Minister’s focal person on Climate Change Syed Rizwan Mahboob on Thursday emphasized the need of coordinated efforts to curb wildlife-related crimes and suggested to take all the stakeholder on board against transnational organized crimes. Addressing the participants of the National Consultation Workshop on Draft Rules under Pakistan Trade Control of Wild Fauna and Flora Rules, 2012 he also assured of utmost support from relevant federal government agencies to further strengthen existing efforts to tackle the challenge of illegal wildlife trade in Pakistan.
Ministry of Climate Change hosted a series of events to strengthen efforts to curb illegal trade of wildlife in Pakistan
The objective of the workshops to includes recommendations to improve and strengthen existing legislations; dealing with wildlife trafficking in Pakistan, eliminating loopholes and imposing sufficiently high penalties for wildlife crimes.
The government, he said, was committed to stamp out the illegal wildlife trade in the country and urged the relevant stakeholder to join the government’s such efforts.

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