Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Dr Alexander attends SADC workshop

Last week Dr Alexander attended the SADC Ministerial Workshop on Illegal Trade in Wildlife, a high-level discussion around the issue of illegal poaching and related trades in illegal wildlife products.

The objective of this workshop was to encourage and facilitate cooperation on these complex interrelated issues – a call for grater collaboration was one of the workshop's key outcomes in fact.

These are issues that affect the entire Southern African region, and therefore can not be address in isolation.

The workshop, attended by senior government officials as well as representatives from the private sector including research and conservation organisations and community groups was roundly hailed as a success, and Dr Alexander reports that the conversations and panels she participated in were worthwhile, productive and offered up some great new ideas and approaches.  

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