Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Indonesia set for for place at CITES

SURABAYA, East Java: Indonesia for the first time will participate in the 10-day Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) on Monday in Kenya.

The Animal Conservation Life Organization (KSBK) will represent Indonesia in the biennial event. The non-governmental organization (NGO) is one of 60 organizations grouped under the U.S.-based Species Survival Network.

"KSBK is the first NGO from Indonesia to be involved in the convention," director of KSBK Roek Nursahid told Antara here on Friday.

The convention, with a total of 152 countries participating, will discuss recent changes in requirements governing international trade of endangered species. (dja)