Angola: Government Signs Memorandum of Understanding to Protect Sable Antelope

by Jun 17, 2010Wildlife News

Luanda — Environment minister, Fátima Jardim, is visiting Malanje Province this Thursday for a working visit, aimed at signing a memorandum of understanding for protecting the Giant Sable Antelope.

According to a statement from the Environment Ministry, that ANGOP had access to, the agreement will be signed by members of the Committee for Supervision of the Memorandum Implementation Action, chaired by Fátima Jardim, assisted by the minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Afonso Pedro Canga.

The memorandum serves to take urgent and efficient measures which lead to protection and preservation of the sable antelope, conservation of its natural habitat, organising programmes of scientific research for a better knowledge of the animal’s habitat.

During her stay in the province, Fátima Jardim will have a courtesy meeting with the local governor, Boaventura Cardoso, with whom she is to discuss issues connected to the environment sector in Malanje, as well as making a visit to districts of Cangadala, habitat of the species.