1 Tahrcountry Musings: India and US sign wildlife agreement

Saturday, March 04, 2006

India and US sign wildlife agreement

India is the newest member of the US-led Coalition Against Wildlife Trafficking (CAWT), a coalition that collaborates in the fight against illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife parts. India and the US also agreed to exchanges of park and customs officials for better implementation of the agreement. Launched in September 2005, the Coalition against Wildlife Trafficking (CAWT) focuses political and public attention on growing threats to wildlife from poaching and illegal trade. The agreement is a sequel to the increased poaching of tigers and concerted efforts to stem the tide.

3 comments:

Jackie said...

With Tigerpoaching on the increase it is an absolute must that internationl cooperation is put in place to check this menace

JLB said...

Another bit of good news! It's always good to hearing about ongoing efforts in preservation.

Wouldn't it be nice to see a global cultural change in the overall respect that humans have for wildlife?

Ok, I'll climb down out of Utopia now... :)

Nisha said...

Yes, tiger poaching has international ramifications.Only international cooperation can change the situation.