The Republic of Equatorial Guinea Accedes to Conservation of Migratory Species

Jun 23, 2010, 15:00 ET from Republic of Equatorial Guinea

MALABO, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) recently welcomed the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) as a member of CMS. Equatorial Guinea will be the 114th Party to the Convention starting August 1, 2010.

Equatorial Guinea has a rich environment with a variety of precious wild animal species and bio-geographical regions. The country possesses a high degree of biological diversity, complex vegetation zones, and water sources, making the country a natural fit for CMS, whose mission is to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species.

As part of its effort to conserve these species and their habitats, Equatorial Guinea is a member of several relevant treaties and conventions, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the International Tropical Timber Organization. It is also an active member of the Inter-African Association of Forest Industries (Association IFIA).

Equatorial Guinea is looking forward to working with the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals and furthering the country's preservation and conservation efforts.

About Equatorial Guinea

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-1990s, American companies helped discover the country's oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa. The country will host the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more information, visit

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