30 January 2013

Angola: Presentation of Aquatic Biodiversity Report On Okavango River

Luanda — The Ministry of Environment will present Wednesday the aquatic biodiversity report of the upper basin hydrographic on Cubango-Okavango River, ahead of celebrations of National Environment Day, on January 31.

The report was jointly worked out with the Southern Africa Regional Environment Programme (SAREP).

The research is intended to devise strategies to improve the conservation and sustainable use of biological resources from River hydrographic basin of Cubango-Okavango.

The report sent to Angop, covers initial stages to help mitigate the critical threatens to biodiversity within system.

Drafted in May 2012, under the Memorandum of Agreement signed in 2011, between the Ministry of Environment and the Directorate of SAREP, the studies were performed in 25 locations along the basin covering the regions of Menongue (Cacuchi, Cutato to Cubango).

These are areas Surrounding the Huambo, Kuito and Cuito Cuanavale.

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