Asia adopting WEMS is a positive development for wildlife conservation: LATF Director

Asia adopting WEMS is a positive development for wildlife conservation: LATF Director

“We are happy that AIT will champion the implementation of WEMS,” the
LATF Director remarked, while adding that he was confident that with
Asia possessing a strong base in Science and Technology, it will be
easier for Asian countries to embrace the system.

LATF is an intergovernmental organization which facilitates
cooperative activities in investigating violations of national laws
pertaining to illegal trade in wild fauna and flora. The Republics of
Congo (Brazzaville), Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, South Africa, Tanzania,
Uganda, and Zambia; and the Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland are
signatories to the agreement. The Lusaka Agreement Task Force (Task
Force) was launched on 1 June 1999, with its headquarters located in
Nairobi, Kenya.

Representing AIT at the MoU signing ceremony on 16 November 2016 were
Mr. Surendra Shrestha, Vice President for Development; Dr. Naveed
Anwar, Executive Director, AIT Solutions; Dr. Jonathan Shaw, Executive
Director, AIT Extension; Mr. Manesh Lacoul, Deputy Director,  WEMS
Secretariat, AIT Solutions; Dr. Md. Zakir Hossain of AIT Extension; Mr.
Shawn Patrick Kelly, Director, Office of External Relations (OEXR); and
Ms. Sumana Shrestha, Senior Program Officer, OEXR.

More details about WEMS are available at this link: http://www.wems-initiative.org/
More details about LATF are available at this link: http://lusakaagreement.org/