Story Convention for the Conservation of Biodiversity and the Protection of Endangered Wildlife

The High Commission for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification (HCEFLCD) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) signed a partnership agreement on biodiversity conservation on Thursday 24 August 2017 in Rabat, in the objetif to protect the wildlife threatened with extinction.
This is a new partnership that the HCEFLCD has just sealed with the IFAW for the protection of animals. The agreement signed by the High Commissioner, Dr Abdeladim LHafi and IFAW Executive Director Azzedine Downs, will provide a mechanism to better activate the requirements of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the national action plan drawn up by the HCEFLCD for the implementation of Law 29.05 on the conservation of wild flora and fauna and the control of their trade.


Release date 25/08/2017
Geographical coverage Morocco
Keywords Agreement, cooperation, protection, biodiversity,, biodiversity
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The partnership agreement is based on the following axes:

  • Capacity building for managers of HCEFLCD and the Customs Administration;
  • The eradication of the market for wild species and their derivatives;
  • Regulation of the detention of wildlife, particularly for activities related to the conservation of cultural heritage;
  • Improved coordination with partners at national and regional levels in combating illegal wildlife trafficking;
  • The development of an awareness program to combat the illegal trade in wildlife.

Under this agreement, the Parties undertake to use their available human and financial resources to ensure the conservation of biodiversity and endangered species. It should be noted that IFAW had already benefited some 30 customs officers and foresters from a training workshop for the fight against trafficking in species. This partnership agreement is a new step towards better collaboration between the two signatory institutions.