WORLD FORESTRY DAY CELEBRATED IN ANGOLA

LUANDA, World Forestry Day, which was instituted on 21 March 1971, was celebrated in Angola Tuesday by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to raise awareness of the importance of forests and the vital role they play in the maintenance of life on Earth, its ecosystems and sustainable development.

In Angola, the event was marked with the public presentation of the country’s new Framework Law on Forests, Wildlife and Conservation Areas, approved in December last year by the National Assembly.

The document, which aims to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of Angola’s forests and wildlife, replaces the previous legal framework applicable to forests and wildlife, including the rules applicable to concerned activities.

The previous legislation, according to the report, does not match the current political, administrative, economic and social reality of the country, as well as the development of international binding and non-binding law to Angola.

According to the report, the new law is an important legal instrument aimed at modernizing and organizing the legal framework for forest and wildlife resources and the rules applicable to activities related to them, both in terms of Angolan law and of international law, whether the rules of treaties which Angola subscribed to, or domestic or customary ones.

The new legal text also seeks to ensure the contribution of forests and wildlife and activities related to food security, basic needs, income generation, employment and gradually improving the quality of life of future generations, taking into account the multiple uses of these resources.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

WORLD FORESTRY DAY CELEBRATED IN ANGOLA

LUANDA, World Forestry Day, which was instituted on 21 March 1971, was celebrated in Angola Tuesday by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to raise awareness of the importance of forests and the vital role they play in the maintenance of life on Earth, its ecosystems and sustainable development.

In Angola, the event was marked with the public presentation of the country’s new Framework Law on Forests, Wildlife and Conservation Areas, approved in December last year by the National Assembly.

The document, which aims to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of Angola’s forests and wildlife, replaces the previous legal framework applicable to forests and wildlife, including the rules applicable to concerned activities.

The previous legislation, according to the report, does not match the current political, administrative, economic and social reality of the country, as well as the development of international binding and non-binding law to Angola.

According to the report, the new law is an important legal instrument aimed at modernizing and organizing the legal framework for forest and wildlife resources and the rules applicable to activities related to them, both in terms of Angolan law and of international law, whether the rules of treaties which Angola subscribed to, or domestic or customary ones.

The new legal text also seeks to ensure the contribution of forests and wildlife and activities related to food security, basic needs, income generation, employment and gradually improving the quality of life of future generations, taking into account the multiple uses of these resources.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK