Prague workshop talks about wildlife conservation | Environment
Prague (VNA) – Regulations on the transport of products made from rare plants and animals to the Czech Republic and the EU were the focus of discussions at a workshop in Prague on October 26.
During the event co-organized by the Czech Ministry of the Environment and the Czech Education Center – Vietnam in Prague, the Customs Administration of
Czech Republic detailed regulations on goods from Vietnam.
As a result, the Czech Republic has tightened controls on goods, gifts, food, nutritional supplements and traditional medicines made from rare animals and plants imported into the European country.
In his opening remarks, Czech Deputy Environment Minister Vladimir Dolejsky said the event aimed to better understand the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in order to help raise public awareness of environmental protection and the conservation of rare animals.
Speakers argued that many wild and rare species have become extinct in the wild or are currently on the verge of extinction due to climate change, habitat loss, and in particular poaching and trafficking.
They noted that each wild species contributes to biodiversity and natural balance, thus helping to prevent natural disasters. The disappearance of one species will upset the balance of nature and lead to subsequent impacts on other species, including humans.
Participants proposed several solutions to conserve endangered species and biodiversity, including preventing wildlife trafficking and reducing human-caused environmental destruction. /.