PROFEPA's seaports, airports and borders program recieves animal handling equipment donation from TRAFFIC North America un Mexico | WWF

PROFEPA's seaports, airports and borders program recieves animal handling equipment donation from TRAFFIC North America un Mexico



Posted on 22 septiembre 2008
El Programa de Puertos Aeropuertos y Fronteras recibe donación de equipo por parte del Programa TRAFFIC
PROFEPA's seaports, airports and borders program recieves animal handling equipment donation from TRAFFIC North America un Mexico
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Mexico City.- In an event that took place in the General Attorney for the Protection of the Environment (PROFEPA) facilities in Mexico City on September 22, 2008, the General Prosecutor Patricio Patron Laviada received the donation of animal handling equipment worth approximately $30,000 USD from Adrian Reuter, Mexico Representative for WWF’s TRAFFIC North America Program.

This donation adds to the follow up activities of an agreement signed between PROFEPA and WWF through its TRAFFIC Program, so as to support Mexican authorities on environmental matters and contribute to the sustainable use of natural resources and the fight wildlife trade.

Leather protective gloves, animal transportation boxes, snake hooks and many other tools for a safe handling of specimens were included among the items handed to PROFEPA.

This donation, aimed at strengthening the Seaports, Airports and Borders inspectoriates in Mexico is part of a $300,000 USD 3 year long TRAFFIC lead Project, supported by the Strategic Programs Fund of the UK, which includes the development of capacity building materials and implementation of training workshops all over the country.

Among the main objectives of TRAFFIC’s collaboration with PROFEPA is to contribute to an improved implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), to which Mexico adhered to in 1991, through the strengthening of capacities of government officials responsible to tackle the illegal trade of species, in particular those belonging to the Seaports, Airports and Borders Program of this institution.

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El Programa de Puertos Aeropuertos y Fronteras recibe donación de equipo por parte del Programa TRAFFIC
PROFEPA's seaports, airports and borders program recieves animal handling equipment donation from TRAFFIC North America un Mexico
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Entre los artículos entregados se incluyó equipo para la transportación de fauna y la manipulación segura de ejemplares.
Tools for a safe handling of specimens were included among the items handed to PROFEPA
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Esta donación, que pretende fortalecer a las inspectorías en el país, es parte de un proyecto con tres años de duración y liderado por TRAFFIC
This donation, aimed at strengthening the Seaports, Airports and Borders inspectoriates in Mexico is part of a 3 year long TRAFFIC lead Project
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