The National Forest and Wildlife Service (Serfor) and the Government of the United Kingdom, through its Embassy in Peru, have come together to coordinate the implementation of the National Strategy to Reduce Illegal Trade in Wildlife.
Hilario Lopez, Executive Director(s) of Servure, met with the Deputy Director for the Americas in the UK Department of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Development, James Doris, to Renewing its commitment to combating illegal wildlife trade.
He stressed that the UK Government is supporting Serfor in complying with the National Strategy 2017-2022 Action Plan.
“We thank the UK for supporting us in developing measures that allow us to combat this crime head-on which has negative consequences not only for species and their habitats, but also for the economy, security and well-being of indigenous and local populations. Through their collaboration, we have implemented the 2017-2022 Action Plan for the Strategy We hope to continue the detailed work to implement the 2023-2027 Action Plan, said Hilario Lopez.
Since 2018, Server, through the Directorate for Sustainable Management of Wildlife Heritage and the UK Embassy in Peru, have been working together to implement Action Plan 2017-2022 From the national strategy to reduce the illegal trade of wild animals, among the key developments research Jaguar spare parts smuggling (Panthera onca) in Peru and controlled tricaya studies.
In addition, the wildlife management equipment of the Technical Departments of Forests and Wildlife of Lima, Moquegua – Tacna and Puno, and the development of tools to enhance communication between regional and local governments with national authorities. Similarly, we sought to implement alliances with neighboring countries And with those who are the destination of the illegal wildlife trade from Peru.
As part of Goal 3 of the National Strategy to Reduce Illicit Trade in Wildlife, Peru acceded to the London Declaration in 2018, and then, with the support of the United Kingdom, organized the First High-level Conference of the Americas on the Illicit Trade in Wildlife, where 21 countries signed the Lima Declaration.
In April in Colombia, the countries reaffirmed their commitment to implement the Lima Declaration and the Peruvian delegation, led by Hilario López Cordova, which proposed various strategies to ensure maximum implementation, based on the experiences gained as a leading Latin American country in combat. Against the illegal trade in wildlife.
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