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Adjany Costa's Ministry signs agreement with United Nations to combat illegal trade in animals

The country will receive 4.1 million dollars in funding to combat the illegal trade in animals and plants and try to end the "human-animal conflicts that are constantly taking place around conservation areas".

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The funding was established this Thursday through an agreement signed by the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Environment, Adjany Costa, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Edo Stork.

In a statement sent to VerAngola, the authority reveals that the signing of the agreement "took place during the Workshop of the Steering Committee for the Expansion and Strengthening of the Protected Areas System in Angola", at Hotel Trópico.

The money will be used by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Environment, which will count on UNDP's help to implement the project for six years.

"The main objective of the project is to reduce illegal trade in products of active fauna and flora and to mitigate the human-animal conflicts that constantly occur around the conservation areas," the statement said.

The implementation of this project will be done at national level, "but initially it will be implemented in two areas, the Mayombe National Park in Cabinda, and the Luando Natural Reserve in the province of Malanje".