Angola scale up effort to protects its bio-diversity by 2020


Angolan Minister of Environment Fatima Jardim said her government planned to protect 20 percent of the 1.25 million square kilometers of national territory for bio- diversity by the year 2020 to reach the internationally recognized level, the official news agency Angop reported on Tuesday .
The minister said currently Angola has 12.8 percent of its territory protected which indicated the country’s bio-diversity was well preserved, and environment quality also included elements of air, soil and water conservation associated with basic sanitation programs and infrastructure run by the communities.
She said the implementation of the programs with Unicef and European Union on environmental protection has been successful with the government’s engagement.
The official said her ministry has trained 38,000 activists in communities and embarked on a direct education of more than 1.8 million citizens on environment protection and conservation and built 80,000 latrines throughout the country. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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