News International Day for the Conservation of the Environment The celebration was organized by the National Institute for Forestry Development and Management of Protected Areas (INDEFOR), in collaboration with the organisations for the protection and conservation of the environment, ANDEGE and UICL CARPE, and was chaired by the Secretary of State for Agriculture and Forests, Alfredo Mitogo Mitogo, at the Spanish Cultural Center of Bata.

06/06/2013

The day began with the speech by the Director-General of INDEFOR, Fidel Esono Mba, who stressed the importance of conservation, and spoke of the origins of the national parks in the world and in Equatorial Guinea, and of the establishment of the institute, whose goal is to develop and monitor the implementation of management plans and to safeguard the country's biodiversity and natural infrastructures.

The main issues have revolved around protected marine areas, fighting illegal hunting and creating awareness about catching sea turtles in danger of extinction.

For his part, the Secretary of State, Alfredo Mitogo Mitogo, highlighted the Government's commitments to sustainable management of natural resources for the benefit of humanity and the promulgation of environmental laws in our country.

Also during these meetings took place the presentation of the new chairman of the board of directors of the Protected Area Network in Central Africa, Anatolio Ndong Mba, a personality with rich experience in the field of management and conservation of nature, democratically elected among candidates of the eight member countries of this organization. In his speech, Ndong Mba expressed gratitude to the President of the Republic for his tireless support and participation in forums for the conservation of biodiversity.

The screening of a documentary on the history of biodiversity entitled “En clave de la vida” (“In the key of life”) gave way to the closing speech of the Secretary of State and the corresponding group photo.

Text: Maria Jesus Nsang (Presidential Press).
Photo: Archive.
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office.

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