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PRESS RELEASE - Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Government of India and Government of the United States to enhance co-operation on Wildlife Conservation and Combating Wildlife Trafficking PRESS RELEASE - Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Government of India and Government of the United States to enhance co-operation on Wildlife Conservation and Combating Wildlife Trafficking

PRESS RELEASE - Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Government of India and Government of the United States to enhance co-operation on Wildlife Conservation and Combating Wildlife Trafficking

Washington, DC
June 2, 2016

1. A Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) between the Government of India and the Government of the United States of America was signed on June 2, 2016 to enhance co-operation on Wildlife Conservation and Combating Wildlife Trafficking. Shri Arun K. Singh, Ambassador of India to the United States and Ms. Catherine A. Novelli, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, signed MoU on behalf of Government of India & USA respectively.

2. Both sides recognise that wildlife is increasingly under threat due to habitat loss and illegal harvesting and trading. To tackle these challenges, both sides entered into an understanding to cooperate and strengthen capacity for wildlife conservation and management in India, including efforts to protect critical habitats. Both sides have also committed to cooperate regionally and globally for combating of illegal trade in wildlife through capacity building, strengthening cooperation and sharing best practices.

3. This MoU would help enhance India-US bi-lateral cooperation for wildlife conservation and management and combating wildlife trafficking.

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